Egyptian National Commission for Museums: Libyan cultural legacy in danger
Egyptian National Commission for Museums warned of the selling of Libya’s cultural legacy and antiquities in the world market.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Egyptian National Commission for Museums said Libyan archeological sites and museums have been in danger since 2012.
It alluded to the recent display of a Libyan half statue, which dates back to the fourth century AD and that was stolen from Celine archeological site in Libya, in an auction in Drouot.
The commission called on the International Council of Museums to ban the selling of any Libyan cultural or archeological artefact in the coming time.
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