Egypt recovers 354 antiques seized in Emirates

This picture shows sculptures on display at the Egyptian Museum during the “Night of Art” exhibit in Cairo, Egypt on October 28, 2017. (File photo by AFP)
Updated 05 November 2017
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Egypt recovers 354 antiques seized in Emirates

CAIRO: Egypt has recovered 354 archaeological objects that were seized by authorities in the United Arab Emirates, the antiquities ministry in Cairo said.
Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi, ruler of the emirate of Sharjah, had ordered the pieces returned to Egypt after police captured them, the ministry said Saturday.
It did not provide any details on where or how the pieces were recovered, or from whom.
Antiquities Minister Khaled El-Enany inspected the pieces at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo on Saturday, it said, adding that they would be placed on display in a “special exhibition.”
The recovered pieces include antiques from the Pharaonic era and some from Islamic times, it said.
Among them are a pottery container carrying the name of Ramses III, who ruled Egypt around 3,000 years ago, and several bronze statues depicting Egyptian gods including Isis and Osiris.
They also include tombstones from the Islamic era.
Egypt, a rich source of archaeological treasures, regularly announces the recovery of stolen artefacts.
It has long campaigned for the return of precious artefacts which it considers stolen and which are housed in European museums, such as the Nefertiti Bust in Berlin.


Couple awarded $1 million in voyeurism lawsuit

Updated 18 August 2018
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Couple awarded $1 million in voyeurism lawsuit

BELLINGHAM, Washington: A judge has awarded a Washington couple $1 million in damages after they sued a former lifeguard and city employee who admitted to videotaping women while they used a staff changing area at an aquatic center.
The Bellingham Herald reports the woman in the lawsuit said the video voyeurism caused her mental anguish, altered her marriage, lifestyle and diminished her love for swimming due to the anxiety she feels when changing into a swimsuit.
The woman and her husband filed a lawsuit against the city of Bellingham and the suspect. Bellingham is 90 miles (145 kilometers) north of Seattle.
On Tuesday, Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis awarded $750,000 to the woman and $250,000 to her husband, more than their lawyer asked for.
The court dismissed her claims against the city in March.