. In caseYou’ve Missed It A French Egyptologist’s Unheeded Warning Could Be Key To The Investigation Embroiling the Louvre’s Ex-Director « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART NEWS – The Louvre announced Monday it had petitioned to join the criminal investigation as a civil party, which could allow the Paris museum to receive monetary damages if there is a ruling in its favor that it was directly harmed by the alleged trafficking ring. The international investigation currently involves the $56 million sale of objects to the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Metropolitan Museum of Art between 2013 and 2017. But, as more details come to light, one scholar appears to have played an outsized role: Marc Gabolde, a French specialist on ancient Egypt and professor at Paul Valéry University of Montpellier. Gabolde.

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