Egypt detains Briton over manuscripts
8/22/2005, 4:37 p.m. CT
By SALAH NASRAWI
The Associated Press
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Airport authorities detained a British man for questioning Monday after they allegedly found valuable Islamic and Coptic manuscripts in his luggage, officials said.
Adil Abdel Rahman, the airport's antiquities inspector, said Ross was allegedly carrying dozens of manuscripts, including old books on religion, medicine and astrology. He allegedly also had handwritten Coptic Bibles in his luggage.
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
COPTIC AND ISLAMIC MANUSCRIPTS have reportedly been recovered by the Egyptian authorities before they could be taken out of the country in a British man's luggage: