The artifacts returned include hieroglyphic inscriptions on stones and papyruses, a piece of sarcophagus and several figurines.
Foreign Minister Yair Laid arrived in Cairo to address, among other things, the issue of Israeli hostages held by Hamas.
It is speculated that Lapid may meet with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. If so, he would return to him ancient Egyptian artifacts illegally smuggled into Israel.
The behind-the-scenes story of the Sadat visit was part of a speech given by Zev Hefetz, American director of the Israel Government Press Office - an amazing event to experience.
With close ties between the two militaries, Cairo and Jerusalem have been reported by foreign press to have been closely cooperating in the Sinai peninsula in the fight against ISIS and smugglers.
“He persuaded Israeli government to trade pieces of territory occupied in 1967 for time,” said Martin Indyk. “Territory for time, not territory for peace.
Egyptian President el-Sisi: "The current reality confirms President Sadat’s vision."
Meet the 10 women making history operation Israel's first female tank crew along the Egyptian border, preventing drug smuggling.
Since Israel and Egypt signed a peace deal in 1979, flights between the two countries have been offered by a subsidiary of Egyptair, called Air Sinai.
The Camp David Accords are remembered positively as the first truly successful peace negotiation between Israel and an Arab nation.