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Egypt's top prosecutor has ordered the detention of deputy minister for culture Mohsen Shalaan in a case which involved the theft of a painting by Van Gogh from the Mahmoud Khalil museum in Cairo. The painting known as "poppy flowers" was stolen from the museum this past Saturday.
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A gold coin weighing one ounce and minted in Ptolemaic Egypt has recently been found in Israel at Tel Kedesh near the Lebanon boarder. This is only the second Egyptian gold coin found in Israel and the biggest.
The image on the coin may represent Cleopatre I, wife of the Ptolemaic King Ptolomy V.
AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill