Friday, 28 October 2011

Anthropoid sarcophagus and other artefacts recovered by police

The Egyptian Tourism and Antiquities Police have recovered a collection of missing ancient buried by antiquity smugglers in the desert south of Saqqara necropolis, according to Ahram Online.

The haul included an anthropoid painted wood sarcophagus, two wooden statues depicting the god Ptah and seven pieces of inscribed limestone which were parts of a false door. The objects were stolen from Saqqara necropolis and taken out of the archaeological space in order to be sold.

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