The collection includes manuscripts and papyrus fragments with texts written in Coptic, hieratic and demotic scripts, and Greek. Some of the papyri feature Christian prayers written in Arabic and Coptic or Arabic only.It sounds as though this is part of the planned repatriation of artifacts of unverified provenance which Steve Green announed last spring. See here and here. I commend Mr. Green and the MOTB for working to get their act together. But I hope there are no more problems like this.
Other items in the collection include cartonnage funerary masks, parts of coffins, heads from stone statues, and portraits of the deceased, according to Egyptian officials. The objects will be handed to the Coptic Museum in Cairo, which is the largest museum of its kind in the world.
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