ICE returns ancient artifacts to Egypt

April 23, 2015 2:57 PM

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ICE returns ancient artifacts to Egypt

Some ancient Egyptian artifacts have returned to their rightful home. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently returned dozens of illegally smuggled artifacts to the Egyptian government. The items – including a Greco-Roman style Egyptian sarcophagus – were officially returned during am April 22 ceremony at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C., according to an ICE press release.

“Preserving mankind’s cultural heritage is an increasingly difficult challenge in today’s society,” said ICE Diretor Sarah R. Saldaña in the release. “To think that some of these treasured artifacts were recovered from garages, exposed to the elements, is unimaginable. It is an honor for ICE to inve...

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