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Officials says ancient gilded coffin arrived in Egypt


AP Cairo
Egyptian airport officials say a gilded coffin that was featured at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has arrived in Cairo.
They say the Coffin of Nedjemankh, which investigators in New York determined to be a looted antiquity, arrived Saturday.
The officials spoke of condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief media.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art bought the piece from a Paris art dealer in 2017 for about USD 4 million and made it the centerpiece of an exhibition. It was removed last February.
The Met has apologized to Egypt.
Prosecutors say they've found evidence of hundreds more antiquities thefts.

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First Published: Sep 28 2019 | 8:50 PM IST

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