Tuesday,14 August, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1400, (5 - 11 July 2018)
Tuesday,14 August, 2018
Issue 1400, (5 - 11 July 2018)

Ahram Weekly

Repatriated artefacts come home

22,000 artefacts
22,000 artefacts

A WEEK after their repatriation and return to Egypt, the almost 22,000 artefacts seized in Salerno in Italy are to be mounted in a temporary special exhibition in the foyer of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square.

The collection, which was restored, included 21,660 coins and 195 objects consisting of 151 faience ushabti statuettes, 11 clay plain and decorated pots, five cartonnage gilded mummy masks, a wooden sarcophagus, two symbolic wooden boats of the dead, canopic jar lids and three porcelain tiles decorated with foliage scenes from the Islamic era.

 

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