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Turkey claims ownership of sarcophagus

An inventory check conducted by Swiss customs officials turned up an ancient sarcophagus. Now Turkey is claiming ownership. The Journal des Arts stated that since the Swiss law on customs was reinforced in 2009 – following the discovery of 200 ancient Egyptian pieces in 2003 and the updated trafficking of diamonds

U.S. to return 3,000-year-old pharaonic sarcophagus to Egypt

A 3,000-year-old Egyptian sarcophagus which was seized by customs in 2008 is set to return home. The nearly 5-foot-long wooden coffin was confiscated by U.S. customs officials at Miami International Airport from a Spanish merchant in 2008. The dealer did not possess the necessary documentation to prove ownership of