131 artifacts recovered since Malawi Museum raided

The Tourism and Antiquities Police have recovered 131 artifacts stolen from Minya's Malawi Museum in mid-August, following violence that erupted after sit-ins supporting deposed President Mohamed Morsy were dispersed by security forces in Cairo.

Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim had ordered Minya Security Directorate to intensify efforts to retrieve the stolen artifacts.

UNESCO had condemned the looting of the museum, offering help to assist the Egyptian authorities to retrieve a range of historical items.

Edited translation from MENA


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