Auction: Egypt’s monuments for sale!

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author: Hussein Duqeil

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Newspapers close to Egypt’s ruling regime have announced that an auction for Egyptian artifacts will be held on April 18, 2018, in New York City, adding that 15 rare pieces of Egyptian antiquities will be sold at this auction! After reading these reports, I thought that the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities officials will certainly respond to this, especially that they are always present in media shows on the pretext of the bland discoveries they announce. However, Shaaban Abdel-Gawad, the Supervisor General of the Antiquities Repatriation Department within the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, only told the press shamelessly that his ministry is aware that these pieces will be auctioned off in New York on April 18!

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