Attempt to smuggle Islamic, Coptic relics thwarted

Cairo airport authorities on Tuesday stopped an attempt to smuggle ancient Islamic, Coptic relics and manuscripts out of Egypt.

In a statement, the airport said a French national tried to send a package via cargo. When officials inspected the package, they found the artifacts and relics inside.The statement added that a committee of archaeological experts said the artifacts were stolen.

The public prosecutor was notified to start investigations and a report was filed.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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