Photo: Can Egypt Copyright the Pyramids?



A 55-foot-tall (17-meter-tall) polyethylene replica of Egypt's famous Sphinx statue is towed through the Hong Kong harbor on September 22, 1991.

Soon, such replicas of well-known antiquities may be banned or restricted by the Egyptian government under a proposed law currently in parliament.

The legislation will particularly target China and the United States, where companies and museums have made millions in the sale of copies and images of Egyptian ancient objects, according to Egyptian officials.

Photograph by Vincent Yu/AP


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