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Casting further doubts on the safety and legality of Egyptian artifacts abroad, the Louvre's former director Jean Luc Martinez, has been accused of facilitating the illegal smuggling of artifacts over the past decade. The case, which was initially reported by Le Monde, and Le Canard enchaîné prior to its reverberation across worldwide news outlets, has revealed that Martinez, was specifically accused of “turning a blind eye” to dubious provenance certificates proving the rightful acquisition of various artifacts hailing from across…