Jordan’s customs officers return hundreds of seized Egyptian artefacts

Jordan’s customs officers returned to Egypt 340 archaeological artefacts seized at Aqaba port. The artefacts are said to date to various eras.

Numerous seized coins (by Egypt Independent)

The artefacts were seized in the end of 2015 after revealing their smuggle within a shipment of coal coming from Nuweiba port in Egypt. The artefacts were returned to Egypt as part of a joint agreement between the two countries on the recovery of artefacts and cultural property. The artefacts include pieces of an alabaster sculpture of a head, a small hand, and a group of stone statues and coins. They are said to be transferred to the Egyptian Museum after reconstruction and conservation.

Ancient jewellery (by Egypt Independent)
Ancient sculpture (by Egypt Independent)

(after Egypt Independent)

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