smuggling antiquities

Egypt foils smuggling attempt of 8 ancient Islamic artefacts to Lebanon
Archaeology

Egypt foils smuggling attempt of 8 ancient Islamic artefacts to Lebanon

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities received eight ancient Islamic artefacts that have been confiscated at Badr harbor last October. The…
Egypt retrieved over 500 smuggled artifacts in 2016: official
Egypt

Egypt retrieved over 500 smuggled artifacts in 2016: official

Egypt retrieved over 500 artifacts from abroad in 2016, said the director general of the Retrieved Antiquities Department of the…
Sohag police arrest three suspected ‘tomb raiders’ with 15 stolen artifacts
Egypt

Sohag police arrest three suspected ‘tomb raiders’ with 15 stolen artifacts

Three people have been arrested by police in possession of 15 archaeological artifacts that were allegedly stolen from historic monuments…
44 Ancient Egyptian relics repatriated from France: Minister
Egypt

44 Ancient Egyptian relics repatriated from France: Minister

Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany declared on Monday that 44 relics smuggled from Egypt to France have been repatriated after six…
Islamic State nets millions from antiquities: Russia
Middle East

Islamic State nets millions from antiquities: Russia

Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq are netting between US$150 million and $200 million a year from illicit trade…
Attempt to smuggle 44 antique coins thwarted
Archaeology

Attempt to smuggle 44 antique coins thwarted

The Archaeological Ports Unit, affiliated with the Antiquities Ministry, managed to thwart an attempt to smuggle 44 antique coins, which…
Antiquities Ministry tries to stop online auction of Egyptian artifacts
Culture

Antiquities Ministry tries to stop online auction of Egyptian artifacts

The Antiquities Ministry is trying to stop the sale of allegedly smuggled Egyptian artifacts in an online auction. Twenty-three items are…
Airport authorities foil attempt to smuggle artifacts
Egypt

Airport authorities foil attempt to smuggle artifacts

The Antiquities Ministry said that Cairo Airport authorities thwarted an attempt to smuggle four artifacts dating back to the Islamic…
Egypt recovers two artifacts from Israel
Archaeology

Egypt recovers two artifacts from Israel

Antiquities officials recovered two wooden artifacts from Israel that had been plucked out two ancient caskets dating to the Modern…
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