Sunday, May 13, 2012

Police arrest illegal excavators in Luxor, Aswan

Egypt Independent  

Tourism and antiquities police in Upper Egypt have seized 17 artifacts while on a mission targeting illegal excavators in Luxor and Aswan.

A security source said police had received a tip that illegal excavators were searching for ancient relics in Luxor and Aswan.

Two such attempts were foiled in Esna, south of Luxor and a third attempt was foiled in Aswan.

The same source said the relics belonged to the Roman era.

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