Belgium Has Returned Two Stolen Ancient Artefacts Back To Egypt


Earlier this year, the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, RAD returned 16 ancient Egyptian artefacts from America. Now, Belgium has followed suit with two more stolen artefacts.

Two smuggled artefacts were repatriated to Egypt after being found in Belgium during an antiques show

The two items are an Old Kingdom (2686–2181 BC) wooden painted figurine of a man resting on a pedestal and a Late Period wooden Ushabti figure (664-332 BC).

The exhibit’s owner was unable to provide the necessary documentation for the artefacts, thus they were seized and given to Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities’ Repatriation Antiquities Department (RAD).



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