21 July 2018 12:24 AM

Antiquities ministry forms committee to inspect artifacts seized in Minya

Wednesday، 11 July 2018 - 11:47 AM

A tripartite committee headed by director general of Minya's antiquities department Gamal Abu Bakr was formed to check on the authenticity of artefacts seized in Minya governorate on Monday evening, the Antiquities Ministry announced on Tuesday .

The 483 artifacts were confiscated following an illegal excavation attempt in Minya's desert, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) Moustafa Waziri said .

The ancient pieces date back to the Greco-Roman era, he added .

The committee will be tasked with inspecting the excavation site to check on the existing monuments, he noted .

A detailed report on the artefacts and the site will be referred to the antiquities minister, he stressed.


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