Egypt recovers smuggled artefact from UK

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LONDON, United Kingdom

Officials in Egypt have said that an ancient Egyptian artefact illegally smuggled out of the country has been returned after being displayed at an auction hall in London.

According to Egypt’s ministry of antiquities, the artefact was retrieved following searches of international auction websites.

.Steps were then taken to stop the sale and withdraw the listing.

It is not clear how or when the relic, a cartouche of King Amenhotep I, was originally smuggled out of the country.