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4 Ancient Egyptian Artefacts to be Repatriated to Egypt from the US

Egyptian and US officials have reached an agreement to repatriate four Pharaonic artefacts to Egypt.

Four ancient Egyptian artefacts have been retrieved, according to Egypt's Ambassador to the United States Yasser Reda, reports Al Masry Al Youm.

Both Egyptian and US authorities have reached an agreement to repatriate the artefacts in question to Egypt after the Embassy and the Ministry of Antiquities presented evidence that they had been smuggled out of the country during the security vacuum that followed the popular uprising of January 2011. 

The artefacts in question consist of two coffins, a linen shroud from a mummy, and the hand of a mummy, according to a statement released by Ambassador Reda. 

The agreement to repatriate the artefacts in question will be signed in a reception party at the Egyptian Embassy in November. Members of US Congress and State Department officials are set to attend the signing ceremony. 

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