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Zahi Hawass calls for repatriation of six Egyptian artefacts

Travellers who are considering booking Egypt holidays may be able to look forward to the repatriation of six ancient artefacts.

In a column for international Arabic newspaper Asharq Alawsat, the head of the country's Supreme Council of Antiquities Dr Zahi Hawass explained that he wanted to see the return of a number of relics, such as a statue of King Ramses II which is currently on display in Turin.

Other items on his list of demands were the bust of Prince Ankhhaf in Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, the Dendera Zodiac at the Louvre in Paris and the Rosetta Stone from the British Museum.

"In my opinion, these antiquities are incomparable icons of ancient Egyptian civilisation, and so Egypt has the right to recover them," he said.

Anyone planning on booking cultural Egypt holidays to view the historical sights currently on display in the country may like to consider Adventure Company's Feluccas and Pharaohs Family Holiday or the Pyramids and Petra Family Holiday.

If this article sparks your imagination then have a look at our Giza and the pyramids or our Family holidays to Egypt page