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Luxor Times: 23-Sep-2015

Luxor Times

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Old Kingdom statue to be repatriated from France

On 1st of October, Cairo airport will receive a statue dated to 6th Dynasty back from France.

The statue was stolen from Sakkara antiquities warehouse. The person who had possession of the statue decided to return it to Egypt when he knew it was stolen and smuggled. 
Mr. Ahmed Ali, head of repatriated antiquities department, said "The wooden statue is 33cm length. 
It is a cosmetic spoon depicts a swimming woman."

It will be received by a committee of the Egyptian Museum upon arrival. 

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Photo: courtesy of MOA 

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