Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Israel seizes sarcophagus lids stolen from Egypt

The Israel Antiquities Authority says inspectors have seized two stolen Egyptian sarcophagus covers at a bazaar in Jerusalem's Old city.

The two plaster-covered wooden lids had been sawed in two, causing irreparable damage. The covers were adorned with decorations and ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.

The authority says one dates between the 16th and 14th centuries B.C. and the other to between the 10th and 8th centuries B.C


New Exodus: Ancient Egyptian Coffin Lids Smuggled to Jerusalem  Arutz Sheva 7

Illegal exodus: Israel authorities seize remains of ancient Egypt coffin

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