Egypt Independent

Egypt recovers two pharaonic palettes from New Zealand

Egyptian authorities recovered two pharaonic stone palettes from New Zealand, which arrived in Egypt on Wednesday, said Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim.

A delegation from the Antiquities Ministry received the two pieces from the Foreign Affairs Ministry after examining them, and confirming their authenticity.

Ibrahim said that the palettes were in possession of a citizen of New Zealand, who worked as a photographer. He had wished to give the palettes back to Egypt after his death.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm