Monday, 16 May 2011

Delegation heads to Switzerland to retrieve 4200-year-old tablet

An Egyptian archaeological delegation will head to Switzerland this week to retrieve an ancient Egyptian tablet from the Basel Museum of Antiquities, according to reports by Al-Masry Al-Youm.

The 4200-year-old tablet is made of limestone and dates back to the Fifth Dynasty (2465- 2323 BC) with hunting scenes and other daily life activities from the Old Kingdom (2649-2134 BC) painted on it. The tablet is 51 cm high and was being showcased at the Basel Museum of Antiquities. 

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