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The Met returns Egyptian artifact

The Met returns Egyptian artifact

Egypt's antiquities department says New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is returning a fragment of an ancient Egyptian shrine.
The Supreme Council of Antiquities says a piece of a red granite shrine, known as a "naos," was purchased by the museum from an antiquities collector in New York last October so that it could be returned to Egypt.
The piece arrives in Egypt Thursday, the statement said.
SCA head Zahi Hawass hailed the move as a "great deed," singling it out as the first time a museum has bought an item for the purpose of returning it.
The fragment belongs to the naos honoring the 12th Dynasty King Amenemhat I, who ruled 4,000 years ago, which is now in the Ptah temple of Karnak in Luxor.


Updated : 2021-05-12 01:06 GMT+08:00