Police at Cairo’s airport have foiled an attempt to smuggle 34 ancient coins abroad.The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said the archaeological unit and the police at Egypt’s Cairo International Airport seized 34 ancient coins and detained a suspected passenger.
While confirming that the seized items are legitimate artifacts, the Ministry recommended their confiscation in favour of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in accordance with Antiquities Law #117 of 1983 and its amendments.
The coins date back to different eras of ancient Egyptian times, including Roman, Ottoman, and other eras that belonged to kings of modern history.
About a month ago, an attempt at smuggling more than 203 ancient coins was foiled at the same airport.
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