Stolen relief of Queen Hatshepsut returned to Egypt

A limestone relief stolen from Queen Hatshepsut’s temple in El-Deir El-Bahari in Luxor and illegally smuggled out was recovered by Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities from London.

Recovered relief (by Ahram Online)

The artwork was stolen from one of the most important and distinguished ancient Egyptian temples of the New Kingdom. The relief was stolen from the temple in 1975 and resurfaced earlier this month at a small auction hall in Spain, where is was bought by a British antiquities dealer. British Museum and Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities proved Egypt’s rightful ownership of the relief and repatriated it.

(after Ahram Online)

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