Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Seventy Egyptian artefacts found in illegal possession are authenticated

The Egyptian ministry of state for antiquities verified the authenticity of 70 ancient Egyptian objects found in possession of three people in Giza, Ahram Online.

Minister of State for Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim revealed on Monday that 70 out of the more than 110 objects found were authenticated, including: a collection of 17 late pharaonic period amulets, depicting the lioness goddess of joy and blessings, Sekhmet; the god of the universe, Toth; goddess of magic and life, Isis; god of the afterlife, Osiris and the fertility goddess, Tawert; nine eye scarabs; rings; bronze spoons; many coloured seeds of different shapes and sizes; two sets of Roman and Islamic; bronze coins; glass bottles.

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