Egypt recovers two pharaonic palettes from New Zealand

Egypt recovers two pharaonic palettes from New Zealand

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Wed, 21/11/2012 - 17:21

 

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