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 Repatriation of Antiquities

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  Heritage Protocols between Egypt and Qatar see Return of Akhenaten Items
  Repatriation, a New Ethos at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, Cairo



Heritage Protocols between Egypt and Qatar see Return of Akhenaten Items

In July 2005, the Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni came under heavy attack at the Peoples Assembly when Dr. Zakaria Azmy questioned the usefulness of an antiquities protocol between Egypt and Qatar, stating that most Gulf countries look on monuments as heathen statues that must be pulled down. The minister replied that Sheikh Saud Bin Mohamed bin Ali Al Thani the director of the National Culture, Heritage and Arts Council of Qatar, had always been interested in Egyptian antiquities, so much so that he has agreed to give back 80 pieces from the Amarna Period. Dr. Zahi Hawass came by the pieces during his visit to Qatar last December, and it was during that visit that Sheikh Saud promised to give them as a present to Egypt (http://www.egypttoday.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=1688). The artefacts will eventually be exhibited in the Tell el-Amarna Site Museum, expected to be completed in two years time.

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Repatriation, a New Ethos at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, Cairo

When Dr Zahi Hawass became Secretary General of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities at the beginning of 2002 high on his agenda was the introduction of new security measures to combat the theft and smuggling of Egyptian antiquities. He intends to update security measures and catalogue all of the artefacts stored in the magazines scattered across Egypt. He also wants tougher new laws to combat smuggling of antiquities and further training for the people that guard the priceless artefacts... [READ MORE]

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