Dr Daniel Potter from the National Museums Scotland with the rare casing stone from the Great Pyramid of Giza
Dr Daniel Potter from the National Museums Scotland with the rare casing stone from the Great Pyramid of Giza Image: National Museums Schotland/PA

Pyramid stone row: Egypt asks Museum of Scotland for papers

The Egyptian government is calling for access to the certification documents for all Egyptian antiquities displayed at the National Museum of Scotland, following a row over plans by the museum to display a casing stone from the Great Pyramid of Giza next month.

Shaaban Abdel Gawad, the head of the repatriation department at Egypt’s ministry of antiquities, told the Guardian: “If we find that anything left Egypt illegally, we work to repatriate it back to Egypt, as is our right.”

The National Museum says its curators are confident that they have legal title to the stone, which was removed from Egypt by an engineer working for Scotland’s astronomer royal in 1872.

Read full article at The Guardian.