110 artifacts recovered from looters in Egypt

Published on June 20th, 2012 | by Admin

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110 looted Egyptian artifacts have been confiscated from three people apprehended in Giza.

Minister of State for Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim revealed on Monday that 70 out of the more than 110 objects found were authenticated, including:

  • A collection of 17 late pharaonic period amulets, depicting the lioness goddess of joy and blessings, Sekhmet; the god of the universe, Toth; goddess of magic and life, Isis; god of the afterlife, Osiris and the fertility goddess, Tawert
  • nine eye scarabs
  • rings
  • bronze spoons
  • many coloured seeds of different shapes and sizes
  • two sets of Roman and Islamic bronze coins
  • glass bottles

Khalifa said that these objects were not registered with the ministry’s antiquities list, which means that they were stolen from illicit digging in archaeological sites.

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Story: Nevine El-Aref, AhramOnline | Photo: AhramOnline

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