Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The French President Nicolas Sarkozy has handed over five disputed frescoes to President Hosni Mubarak who was in Paris yesterday (Monday).  The BBC story (linked) is generally very good but includes one minor over-simplification when it says that "They are believed to be from a 3,200-year-old tomb of the cleric, Tetaki, in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor."  Actually the 18th Dynasty tomb of Tetaki is TT15 which is located outside the Valley of the Kings.  Egypt had suspended relations with the Louvre to force the return of the frescoes.

The BBC article includes the best image, but which I cannot show as it is © Associated Press.  There are very few alternatives, but if you want to see them they are all shown here.



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