After diplomatic push, 35,000-year-old human skeleton returns to Egypt
After diplomatic efforts, Egypt will finally retrieve its 35,000-year-old human skeleton initially unearthed by a Belgium team
After keeping it for 35 years, Leuven University in Belgium has agreed to return a 35,000-year-old human skeleton to Egypt, Ahram Online reported Sunday.
Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty said the skeleton was unearthed in the Nazlet Khater area of the Upper Egyptian city of Sohag during an excavation by the Leuven University archaeological mission.
However, after diplomatic efforts, Eldamaty said the university agreed to return the skeleton because it is an important artifact in the history of Egypt.
The skeleton is expected to arrive next week and will be displayed at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, Old Cairo.
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