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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Reclaimed History: 9 Repatriated Egyptian Antiquities

Reclaimed History: 9 Repatriated Egyptian Antiquities

Egypt has long encouraged the return of its ancient artifacts, including an elaborate wall carving of the pharaoh Seti I that was recently returned from England. Here's a look at nine reclaimed artifacts that were once part of the underground marketplace for smuggled items. The photos are coutesy of Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities.

A call for returns

A stone stela featuring pharaoh Seti I has returned to Egypt from the United Kingdom, according to a November 2015 announcement by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. Egypt has long pushed for the repatriation of antiquities from around the world, including calling for the return of famous artifacts such as the Rosetta Stone.