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Coptic Christian icons seized at Cairo airport

Customs officials have seized three Coptic Christian icons at the airport in Cairo. Ahmed al-Rawy, head of the Central Administration of Archaeological Units, said that the first icon is 24 x 30 cm, made of wood, the second 21 x 16 cm, also made of wood, and the third 18 x

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