An­cient gilded cof­fin ar­rives in Egypt from Met

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Egyp­tian air­port of­fi­cials say a gilded cof­fin that was fea­tured at New York’s Metropoli­tan Mu­seum of Art has ar­rived in Cairo. They say the Cof­fin of Ned­je­mankh, which in­ves­ti­ga­tors in New York de­ter­mined to be a looted an­tiq­uity, ar­rived Satur­day.

The of­fi­cials spoke of con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause they were not au­tho­rized to brief me­dia.

The Metropoli­tan Mu­seum of Art bought the piece from a Paris art dealer in 2017 for about $4 mil­lion and made it the cen­ter­piece of an ex­hi­bi­tion. It was re­moved last Fe­bru­ary.

The Met has apol­o­gized to Egypt.

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