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Egypt Retrieves Smuggled Bastet Statue from Canada

A bronze statue of the goddess Bastet has been returned to Egypt after it had been smuggled into Canada.

An Ancient Egyptian statue has been brought back home from Canada, after Canadian authorities determined that the artefact had been smuggled into the country. The bronze statue depicted Bastet, an Ancient Egyptian goddess of cats and the home.

Both Canada and Egypt are part of a UNESCO treaty prohibiting illegal trade of cultural property, and have strong diplomatic ties, in part due to the large number of Egyptians expatriates in Canada.