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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Egyptian Embassy in Germany receives an ivory statuette
Ministry of Antiquities
Press Office
Egyptian Embassy in Germany receives an ivory statuette
Egypt's Embassy in Berlin has received an ivory statuette that dates back to the 7th or 8th Centuries as a preliminary step to repatriate it to its place of origin. The statuette was smuggled outside Egypt in 2013 as a result of the state of insecurity that followed the 25th of January Revolution…. Stated Dr. Eldamaty, Minister of Antiquities.

General Supervisor of the Repatriated Antiquities Department, Sha'ban Abdel-Gawad added that the Antiquities Ministry in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other concerned authorities managed to stop selling the statuette after it was seen displayed in Aton Gallery in Germany. The 4.8 statuette, added Abdel-Gawad was stolen from an archaeology store in Aswan and it represents a standing man holding a deer or gazelle over his shoulders.
© Ministry of Antiquities, Press Office
Wrote: Asmaa Mostafa
Translated by: Eman Hossni

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