Thursday, 17 March 2011

Ancient Egyptian artefacts found and thieves apprehended

With the help of Egypt’s military forces, the antiquities police succeeded in catching three of the thieves who broke into the Egyptian Museum on 29 January, finding with them 12 of the museum’s missing pieces.

Museum Director Tarek El-Awadi told Ahram Online that the recovered objects include seven statues, five made of bronze, the sixth of limestone. Five collars made of gold, faience and colourful glass are also among the items retrieved. The objects will be restored and returned to their original displays.

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