Tuesday, September 20, 2005

More antiquities missing from Egyptian museum

"The disappearance of three items from the Egyptian Museum has prompted investigations that may be taken over by the General Prosecutor, according to press reports on Monday.The three artefacts dating back to 2649-2150 BC were found missing September 7 - five months after being lent to the museum for an exhibition, the state-owned daily al-Ahram reported. The items were never put on display, but kept under guard the museum's basement along with thousands of others. The three missing artefacts are a limestone statuette of a seated figure that is 23,5cm tall, a statue of a couple that is 35cm tall and a wooden box without a cover that contains a statuette of Osiris"

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