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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Egypt recovers ancient artefact from London auction house

The Antiquities Ministry announced yesterday it has reclaimed a cartouche of King Amenhotep I that was illegally smuggled into the UK, according to a ministry statement. The 18th dynasty artefact was spotted at an auction house in London, and had been with the Egyptian embassy since September. It was reportedly stolen from the open museum of Luxor’s Karnak temple.

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