ART DEALER IN STOLEN GOLD EGYPTIAN COFFIN CASE QUIZZED OVER LOOTED ANTIQUITIES IN PARIS

On 26 June, the Telegraph reported that a former Louvre curator and auction house head among 5 people questioned in Paris as part of a wide-ranging inquiry into looted antiquities. The former curator is said to be linked to the sale of a stolen gold Egyptian coffin in New York. The prominent French archaeologist and his husband – Christophe Kunicki and his husband Richard Semper – were charged as part of an investigation into an antique smuggling ring exploiting unrest in Middle Eastern countries to spirit out works to sell in France.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/26/art-dealer-cited-stolen-gold-egyptian-coffin-case-quizzed-looted/

https://today.rtl.lu/news/science-and-environment/a/1540510.html

 

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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