Friday, 25 February 2011

Thieves arrested in Egypt trying to break apart ancient statue

Two thieves were arrested last week trying to break apart an important 20-foot-tall statue of the pharaoh Ramses II embedded in a quarry in the southern city of Aswan, Egypt’s antiquities minister, Zahi Hawass, said in a phone interview. Mr Hawass said that the thieves wrongly believed that the statue was hollow and had gold hidden inside it. 

Read more: New York Times

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