Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Egypt museum treasures being repaired

A statue of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun standing on the back of a panther is among 70 archaeological treasures being repaired after they were damaged in a failed looting attempt last month during the revolt against President Hosni Mubarak's rule.

The treasures also include a 3,000-year-old wooden sarcophagus and skulls dating from the Late Period (664 BC until 323 BC), said Zahi Hawass, Egypt's minister of antiquities. Restoration of the damaged treasures was underway and would be completed within five days, said Hawass, a renowned Egyptian archaeologist.

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Egypt: Damaged museum treasures repaired after failed looting attempt

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