Egypt to retrieve 32 artifacts from Switzerland
Friday، 08 May 2015 - 12:00 AM
Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh El-Damaty said on Thursday 07/05/2015 that Egypt will receive 32 smuggled artifacts from Switzerland in June. The ministry has proved that the artifacts have been illegally smuggled out of Egypt.
The Minister said the artifacts will be delivered to the Federal Office of Culture in Bern, where a celebration will be held to mark the 10th anniversary of the Swiss legislation, banning the illegal trade of cultural property between countries.
The statement said the ministry monitors the auctions where smuggled artifacts are sold abroad and brings them back to Egypt under international agreements it has signed om this score.