Louvre to return Egyptian burial frescoes
Published on October 9th, 2009 | by Admin0
The announcement comes two days after the head of antiquities in Cairo said he would cease all co-operation with the museum until they were sent back.
The Egyptians say the Louvre bought the Pharaonic steles in 2000 even though it knew they had been stolen in the 1980s.
The steles, which are each only 15cm (5.9in) wide and 30cm (11.8in) high, are currently part of the Louvre’s reserve collection.