32 ancient cultural properties dating from the Pharaonic and Roman periods return to Egypt
The Federal Office of Culture (FOC) has handed over to the Egyptian Embassy in Bern a batch of 32 ancient cultural properties dating from the Pharaonic and Roman periods. Four of the returned objects are of outstanding rarity and aesthetic quality: a king’s head wearing a crown, a fragmentary stele in the name of King Siptah representing the polished goddess of Thebes dating from the New Kingdom (ca. 1500 to 1000 BC), and two architectural fragments of a lintel depicting scenes of worship from the Roman period (ca. 753 BC to 476 AD).