The Louvre has announced plans to repatriot fragments of five ancient frescoes to Egypt within the next several weeks. The Pharaonic steles were purchased by the Louvre in 2000, even though the museum was aware they had been stoled in the 1980s. The frescoes are believed to have been taken from the tomb of the cleric Tetaki, in the Valley of the Kings. Two days before the Louvre’s announcement, Head of Antiquties Zahi Hawass announced that Egypt would not support the Louvre in any way until the frescoes were returned.
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