Israel gives Egypt artifacts back

Israel gives Egypt artifacts back

World May 22, 2016 17:24

jerusalem - Israel on Sunday two lids stolen sarcophagus returned to Egypt. The gesture is a sign of improved relations between the two countries. The investigators of the Israeli Antiquities Authority had the ancient art five years ago seized from an antiquities dealer in Jerusalem.

One wooden lid of a coffin is about 3,500 years old, the other dates back five hundred years later. According to the Israeli Foreign Ministry, the lids in Egypt and stolen from one of the Gulf States to East Jerusalem smuggled. Now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi again appointed an Egyptian ambassador to Israel, it is time to return the artifacts. There is still talk of the return of other Egyptian antiquities.

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