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Former head of Louvre charged in Egyptian artefacts trafficking case

Jean-Luc Martinez is accused of conspiring to hide origin of works taken out of Egypt during Arab spring

The former president of the Louvre museum in Paris has been charged with conspiring to hide the origin of archaeological treasures that may have been taken out of Egypt during the Arab spring uprisings, in a case that has shocked the world of antiquities.

Jean-Luc Martinez was charged this week after he was taken in by police for questioning, a French judicial source told Agence France-Presse. Martinez ran the Paris Louvre, the most visited museum in the world, from 2013-21.

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