Bible museum artifacts seized in US

US customs officials have seized a number of Egyptian artifacts which were stolen from Amsterdam’s Bible museum in 2007.

The items were found at a Manhattan auction house
One of the pieces recovered is a 7-inch-high depiction of a mummy with arms folded over the chest and hoes in each hand. It dates to between 1307 and 1070 B.C. The other recovered artifacts were an bronze figure of Imhotep, artchitect of the first pyramid and an Egyptian painted Wood Osiris, dating as far back as 712 B.C.
‘The recovery of these artifacts sends a strong message to thieves that the market to sell stolen antiquities in the United States is freezing up,’ investigator Peter J. Smith said.
For a photograph of the artifacts, click here

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