Thursday, November 3, 2011

Smuggling attempt in Aswan went unsuccessful

A Sudanese traveler was arrested during an attempt to smuggle 7 wooden chests full of Islamic and Ancient Egyptian masterpieces out of Egypt.  

He was 50 years and got arrested and held for investigation if he is alone or part of a net. The boxes contained clay and metal pots, wooden chair inlaid with pearls and ivory, and clay and metal pots.

It was told that an archaeological committee is to travel to check the collection and its authenticity. 

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