Egypt recovers four rare artifacts from Italy

  • Date: 20-Mar-2023
  • Source: Egypt Independent
  • Sector:Tourism
  • Country:Egypt
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Egypt recovers four rare artifacts from Italy

The Egyptian embassy in Italy announced its success in recovering four rare artifacts with the help of Italian authorities from the Egyptian Museum in Turin, which includes the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities outside Egypt.

The Egyptian ambassador to Italy, Bassam Rady, said that the history of these artifacts dates back to the Late Period of ancient Egypt.

He explained that the recovered artifacts include pharaonic artwork decorated with hieroglyphs, alongside relics from the Greco-Roman era which include a small pottery vessel, a small statue of a woman made of pottery, and finally the “Djed Ankh Pillar” belonging to the New Kingdom of Egypt.

Rady said this comes out of Egypt’s strategy to restore any of its historical, archaeological and artistic heritage that was smuggled outside the country.

These artifacts are subject to the Egyptian Antiquities Protection Law, as well as international conventions on prohibiting and preventing the illegal import, export and transfer of cultural property, he added.

Egyptian antiquities recovered in 2022

Egypt recovered many artifacts from around the world in 2022, most notably:

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