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CAIRO — Egyptian police prevented a British man and his wife from smuggling 19 artefacts out of the country, an antiquities official told AFP on Sunday.
The couple were stopped in the southern Luxor airport with an assortment of relics including figurines and pots dating back to several eras, said Hassan Rasmi, who monitors the movement of antiquities in the country.
Police referred the wife to the prosecution after she broke three of the relics.
Egypt has a rich heritage of Pharaonic, Greco-Roman and Islamic antiquities which are often the prey of robbers and smugglers.
The country's former antiquities chief Zahi Hawass said more than 5,000 relics had been returned to the country since 2002.

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Flights fly out at 17.20 and yet the couple were arrested, charged, reported to the newspapers and then reported on here at 16.07.

As I said.. I will believe it when I see it reported on British Media.. and the family being interviewed by Sky saying it is all a big mistake they bought the things at Khan Khalli and had no idea they were stolen artifacts.
 

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