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Tuesday, 09 June 2015 10:42

France Places an Export Ban on Artifacts Headed to Auction

France's Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin. France's Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin. Wikimedia Commons

The French government has imposed an export ban on three items which descendants of France's former royal family consigned to auction at Sotheby's Paris, Yahoo News reports.

France's culture minister Fleur Pellerin designated the items as pieces of “national treasure" to stop them from going under the hammer and from leaving the country.

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