Monday, October 16, 2006

Police detain group of Egyptians (
"Prosecutors began investigating five Egyptians Sunday after they were detained while allegedly trying to sell pharaonic antiquities, security officials said. The five included a former archaeologist in the government's antiquities department, a university professor, two workers and a driver, said the officials who spoke on condition of anonymity for not being authorized to speak to the media. The five allegedly had found five antiquities, including small statues of King Ramses II, chief god Ra and the falcon-headed god Horus, and tried to sell them, the security officials said."

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