21 October 2018 01:56 AM

Egyptian embassy in London receives artifacts stolen from Karnak Temple

Saturday، 22 September 2018 - 02:31 PM

The Egyptian Embassy in London has received a limestone artifact that had been smuggled abroad after being stolen from Karnak Temple.

The ancient artifact was displayed at an auction house in London.

Its return falls within the framework of constant cooperation between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Antiquities in addition to efforts meant to retrieve Egyptian relics that had been stolen and smuggled abroad, said a press statement released by the Foreign Ministry on Friday 21/09/2018.

The ministry extended thanks to all UK bodies that cooperated and coordinated with the Egyptian embassy in London to restore the precious artifact, the statement added.

Both ministries voiced their keenness on furthering constant cooperation and coordination to preserve Egypt's cultural heritage in particular and the human heritage in general.

MENA

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