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Stolen Egyptian statue Ramses found in London

The stolen statue of Ramses II, one of Egypt’s ancient Pharaohs has been retrieved and brought back to Egypt, after it was found in London.

The 3400-year-old statue is said to have been taken from the Ramses II temple in the ancient city of Abydos in Southern Egypt more than three decades ago.

Egypt’s antiquities ministry confirmed the statue is now in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, noting that it remains out of display till it’s restored.

According to the authorities, the artefact was spotted when it was offered for sale in an exhibition in London in 2013, after which it was moved to several other countries and finally ended in Switzerland. The successful return of the statue home is attributed to fruitful collaboration with the Swiss government.

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