Some bronze statues recovered this week in Egypt during a police action, have turned to be a little mystery -- well in keeping with the Egyptian deity, the god of silence and secrecy, they represent.
Dating to the Late Period of Egyptian history (around 688-332 B.C.), the four recovered statues were initially believed to have been stolen from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo during the January revolution that brought down President Hosni Mubarak.
But according to a statement by the Ministry of State for Antiquities, a committee of archaeologists who verified the identity and authenticity of the artifacts, discovered that only two of them are actually pieces missing from the museum.
Not much is yet known about the other two.
Friday, May 06, 2011
Bronze statues give few clues about origins
Discovery News (Rossella Lorenzi)