12 Egyptian artefacts returned
"Antiquities Affairs Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said the ministry on Tuesday restored 10 relics that were earlier stolen from the Mallawi Museum in Minya.
The ministry restored another two pieces on Sunday, bringing the total of retrieved pieces to 12, some of which were returned by Minya residents, he added.
Mallawi Museum had been stormed by looters last week and some of its contents were ransacked while others were destroyed.
Ahmed Abdel Zaher, the head of the antiquities investigations, said the restoration of lost artifacts comes after the minister called on everyone who possesses a relic from the Malawi Museum to return it to antiquities authorities with no legal consequence. People who returned artifacts were also rewarded financially.
Minya investigative authorities are currently taking necessary security measures to return the pieces into the museum’s possession." - Egypt Independent
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