World Bulletin / News Desk
Egyptian police have seized 119 historical artifacts from Jalayirids and Ottoman era at Cairo airport.
Acting on a tip-off, Cairo airport police called help from the 'Board of Artifacts Preservation' over two packages that were set to be sent to US and UK and confiscated 119 artifacts from Jalayirids and Ottoman era and detained a person.
Among the seized were leather manuscripts, spearheads, coins, rings, bracelets, prayer beads and parchments.
Artifacts were in two separate packages weighing 235 kg altogether, were mostly from the era of Huseyin the First, Sultan of Jalayir at 1300s. The rest were from various eras of Ottomans.
The detainee, an Egyptian who was trying to mail the cargos at the airport, claimed that the artifacts belonged to an American friend of his.
Egyptian authorities launched probe for the unnamed American citizen.
The Jalayirids were a Mongol Jalayir dynasty which ruled over Iraq and western Persia after the breakup of the Mongol Khanete of Persia in the 1330s.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Eylül 2012, 11:42