Numlock News: June 2, 2022 • Elvis, Egyptian…

By Walt Hickey Artifacts Five Egyptian artifacts worth over €3 million have been confiscated from the Metropolitan Museum of Art by the New York District Attorney’s office amid allegations that the artifacts are evidence of criminal possession of stolen property. Four of them originated from a dealer that is suspected to be at the center of a global trafficking ring that provoked a number of indictments in Paris last week, indictments that also were against the former director of the Louvre. A Met spokesperson said that museum employees were deceived by a criminal conspiracy and the museum plans to cooperate with the investigators.

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