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Take your own Sphinx home: Factory produces high-end replicas of ancient Egyptian treasures

By Reuters
18 June 2021   |   11:17 am
Enthusiasts of ancient Egypt can now take home replicas of famous artifacts and statues made available through the first of its kind factory in the country to be sold at the recently inaugurated Egyptian museum of civilization.

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