Thursday, 17 March 2011

81 artefacts missing from Egyptian museum and Tel El-Faraein

The final result of two inventories carried out at Tel El-Faraein storehouse in the Delta and the Egyptian museum in Tahrir Square, reveal the exact number of objects missing from both sites

The ministry of state for antiquities affairs has released the results of two inventories carried out at theTel El-Faraein storehouse in Kafrul Sheikh in the delta and the Egyptian museum in Tahrir Square in Cairo, both of which were looted in the aftermath of the 25th January revolution.

Mohamed Abdel Maqsoud, the director of the central administration for antiquities in Alexandria and Lower Egypt told Ahram Online that the inventory at Tel El-Faraein revealed that 27 objects were missing from the storehouse, which houses thousands of objects from excavations carried out in different sites there.

He explained that the missing objects included 20 bronze coins from the Roman and Islamic eras, a limestone relief engraved with a Greco text, a statue inscribed with a hieroglyphic text and four clay pots.

Read more: Ahram Online

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