Cairo Airport received Friday 123 artifacts retrieved from the United States.
At the airport, Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el Damati held a press conference to unveil all details about the restoration of the artifacts.
Damati praised efforts exerted by the Aviation Ministry and EgyptAir Company in coordination with the ministries of foreign affairs, finance and interior to restore the artifacts that had been spirited out of Egypt.
The Egyptian government managed to restore precious artifacts, which were smuggled by an organized network, he said.
The restored items include a coffin and two wooden ships dating back to the 26th dynasty and the Middle Kingdom of Egypt respectively.