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Egypt exhibits seized antiquities

By  (PNA/Xinhua) 

Egypt (Photo courtesy of Google Map)

Egypt (Photo courtesy of Google Map)

Cairo –  The Egyptian Museum in Cairo exhibited on Monday over 400 archaeological objects local authorities seized before they were smuggled abroad. “The pieces showcased today are a small part of objects retrieved by the ministry over the past 30 years,” Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany told Xinhua at the exhibition. This is the first exhibition of its kind to show antiquities seized at Egyptian ports by Central Administration for Archaeological Units, which works under the umbrella of the antiquities ministry. Since it was created in 1986, the administration, which has units at the country’s sea, land and air ports, has seized some 50, 000 artifacts.