St. Louis museum proud of its ancient mask purchase, but Egypt calls it a steal

International Herald Tribune: “More than half a century ago, a prominent Egyptian archaeologist unearthed a stunning ancient mummy mask at the Saqqara pyramids near Cairo – the golden image of a noblewoman’s face. Mohammed Zakaria Ghoneim deposited the 3,200-year-old relic in a warehouse at Saqqara, where he meticulously documented his discovery. Seven years later, in … Continue reading St. Louis museum proud of its ancient mask purchase, but Egypt calls it a steal