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After days of tug-of-war, Egypt requested the intervention of Interpol after the sale of a bust of Tutankhamun at an auction in London. The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Antiquities, Mustafa Waziri, said in televised statements that the National Committee for Antiquities recovered decided to address Interpol Public Prosecution to issue a prospectus to trace the Egyptian archaeological statue.

These developments come after auction house Christie's in London sold the 3,000-year-old statue, against 4.7 million pounds (5.3 million euros), a move that angered Cairo, which was likely to smuggle the statue, which rises 28.5 Centimeter, of the country during the 1970s.

The Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anani said that Egypt "will not hesitate to take any action to recover the effects of the Egyptian, which came out of Egypt by illegal means, wherever they exist, regardless of the time of departure, even even decades ago," as quoted by the portal News.

At the same time, the Egyptian minister, according to the German news site NTV, criticized the "unprofessional behavior" that led to the sale of an Egyptian influence. The Egyptian side pointed to the possibility that this incident might affect the cultural relations between the two countries, particularly with regard to archaeological excavations (currently 18).

On the other hand, the auction house "Christiez", surprised by the Egyptian reaction and said that Cairo has never tracked the status of the statue within the group, "Risandro" for the acquisition of antiques, although known for years, asserting that it was "no investigations at all" , According to the German site "NTV". Christie's said the statue was purchased in 1985 from a Munich party hostess That he had previously been in possession of one of the Austrian art, but Christie did not explain how the statue arrived in Europe mainly.

(AFP)

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