Looters caught red handed stealing Egyptian relief panel
Published on June 11th, 2012 | by Admin0
Abdel Hamid Maarouf, the head of Egyptian Antiquities Sector, said the work, which measures 120 centimeters by 90 centimeters, was a sculptural panel carved using the bas-relief technique.
It features King Merenptah presenting Mayet, the goddess of justice, to Amun-Ra as well as some hieroglyphic inscriptions.
Abdel Moneim Samir, director general of the Kom Ombo tourist area, said the lower part of the panel currently has some holes and scratches as a result of the attempted theft and will be restored.
Story: Egypt Independent | Photo: Ibraheem Zayed