In video: Egypt recovers 114 ancient objects smuggled in France – Politics – Egypt

Egyptian Attorney General Hamda El-Sawy on Wednesday received 114 Egyptian objects in Paris which had been smuggled into France.

According to the Attorney General’s office, investigations by the Egyptian prosecution, in cooperation with the French judicial authorities, have succeeded in stopping all attempts to auction the objects.

The Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa El-Waziry accompanied the delegation from the prosecution, which was led by El-Sawy.

During an event organized at the Egyptian Embassy in Paris on this occasion, El-Waziry gave a presentation explaining the importance of the 114 artefacts, which date from different eras of ancient Egyptian civilization.

For his part, El-Sawy expressed his appreciation for the cooperation between the Egyptian prosecution and the French judicial authorities, adding that it is necessary to continue cooperation in the field of the theft of counter-antiquities.


The Egyptian Ambassador to France Alaa Youssef underlined how the relations between the two countries have strengthened in recent years, and the constructive cooperation and continuous coordination between the judicial authorities of the two countries over the past two years, who played a major role in the recovery of these artifacts.

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