Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Arguments over reported damage to statue
"Egyptian Culture Minister Faruq Hosni ordered a probe into reports about mysterious damage to a pharaonic statue during restoration work at the Egyptian Museum. He asked Attorney General Maher Abdul Wahid to investigate the matter, the official MENA news agency reported, only hours after the country's top antiquities official dismissed the reports as being unfounded.
The Egyptian press, quoting museum officials, had reported that a statue of Khafre (2576-2551 BC), the fourth dynasty king and builder of the second pyramid at Giza, had been found damaged in the basement". At the same time, Zahi Hawass is apparently denying both that there is any damage, or that there is any evidence to suggest that the statue represents Khafre. See the full article on the Yahoo News website for more.

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