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King of the Pharaohs coffin set to return home
A 3,300-year-old coffin is to be returned to Egypt after successful negotiations with the German state of Bavaria.
The golden coffin of Echnaton, King of the Pharaohs, has been on exhibition at the Museum of Egyptian Art in Munich for over 70 years.
In future, the golden coffin will be on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
The treasure was discovered by archaeologists in 1907 in the Valley of the Kings but the bottom half went missing in 1931.
In 1980, the missing piece was re-discovered by the director of the Museum for Egyptian Art in Switzerland and was brought back to Bavaria
for renovation on condition it was eventually returned to the Egyptians.
After paying over £61,500 in renovation costs, the Germans said the ancient coffin would only be handed back if the Egyptian government
agreed to loan the museum other valuable artefacts in return.
The idea met heavy resistance in Cairo.
Bavaria's President Edmund Stoiber has now finally agreed that the coffin should be returned to Egypt.
In a gesture of goodwill, the top half of the coffin has been flown over to Munich to be put on show at the exhibition.
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