Tuesday, October 11, 2005

SCA to retrieve missing antiquities

http://www.algomhuria.net.eg/gazette/2/
"The Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) is taking legal steps to retrieve some antiquities, which, according to the Internet, are to be sold at auction halls. SCA Secretary-General Zahi Hawass stated that 13 Web sites were advertising Egyptian antiquities for sale at auction this month, while the total for July was 22 Web sites. The SCA's Archaeological Department has collected all the brochures of these auctions halls and forwarded them to Public Funds Prosecution, said Hawass, adding that an SCA committee has carefully compared the antiquities in the brochures with photos of Egypt's missing antiquities.He added that some of the missing items belonged to an Egyptian trader, while others had gone missing from the museum at Cairo University's Faculty of Archaeology and the storehouses of the university's Faculty of Arts, as well as from an archaeological area at Marina, on Egypt's North Coast. The committee has identified the items up for auction as antiquities that have gone missing from Egypt".
This is the entire item on the Egyptian Gazette website.

1 comment:

Charles said...

I think it is great that the antiquities get back to their respective places of rest whether it be Egyptian, Indian, Native American or whatever. If those who trade in stolen goods lose money the better I like it.