Twelve missing objects returned to the Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Twelve of the artifacts missing from the Egyptian Museum, Cairo have been returned, including six bronze statuettes dated to the Late Period, a small limestone statue of a sphinx, and five necklaces.
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo
It is unclear if the people who had possession of these antiquities had any relationship with the looters who broke into the museum. They attempted to try and authenticate the objects by contacting a young archaeologist, whose name I have withheld for his own safety, with the goal was of selling the stolen pieces. The archaeologist recognized the objects as those missing from the museum and took photographs with his mobile phone. He contacted the director of the museum and the police, and the people were taken into custody.
I believe that the rest of the missing antiquities will be found soon. It will be very difficult to sell any of the missing antiquities, and we will do everything in our power to have them returned.
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Posted by: Shaimaa Ahmed
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