Cairo

Reported by|Abeer Almadawy


The central administration of the ports and archaeological units in Egyptian ports in cooperation with the passenger insurance police at Cairo International Airport on Monday morning, 25/12/2017, seized a collection of antiquities and heritage items during an attempt to smuggle them from Cairo International Airport with one of the Egyptian passengers departing to Dubai.

 

Ahmed al-Rawi, head of the Central Department of Ports and Archaeological Units in Egyptian ports, said that the seizures include a red glass vessel decorated with floral motifs and the royal crown logo of the upper family and F letter. The first letter is likely to be the name of King Fouad or King Farak and two double- The stamps of the Egyptian treasury and the balance are due to the age of the upper family.

As well as a number of official documents belonging to the Ministry of Finance and the Egyptian Postal Authority, all of which date back to the end of the twentieth century, and pictures of old figures of some important figures in the second half of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century .

 

For his part, Gerges Mounir, Director General of the archaeological units in passenger buildings 1,2,3 at Cairo International Airport, said that after the inspection of the seized items, the antiquities of both houses and minarets were confirmed and confiscated for the Ministry of Antiquities in accordance with the Antiquities Protection Law No. 117 of 1983 and its amendments by Law No. 3 of .

The rest of the items were confiscated in favor of the Egyptian National Library and Archives in accordance with the Protection of Manuscripts Law No. 8 of 2009, as amended by Law No. 200 of 2014

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