Africa: Egyptian police seizes 9 ancient coins, candlestick from passenger who attempted smuggling it via the Airport

Egypt’s archeological unit and the police at Cairo International Airport seized nine ancient coins and a yellow copper-made candlestick, from a passenger who attempted to smuggle it abroad.

According to, the gold and silver coins date back to different eras of ancient Egypt, including Ptolemaic, Byzantine and Greek, said the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in a statement.
“The examination and inspection process confirmed the antiquity of the coins and that they are subject to the Antiquities Protection Law in 1983,” it added.
“All legal measures will be taken in this regard,” said the statement

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