Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Stolen Egyptian goddess Akht returns to Egypt

A granite depiction engraving of Egyptian goddess Akht, stolen from Behbit El-Hegara temple in El-Gharbiya 11 years ago, is to be returned to Egypt.

The engraving of the cow-shaped ancient Egyptian deity was part of a larger one at Behbit El-Hegara temple which was built during the reign of the 30th dynasty king Nakhtanebo.

In 1990,theives broke into the temple and cut the engraving from the wall, along with other parts of the temple’s decoration.

This engraving showed up among objects on sale in the monthly catalogue issued by the London auctioneers Bonhams. The item was spotted, withdrawn from the sale and will be returned to Egypt, reports Ahram Online.

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