Sunday, March 27, 2011

Five more Objects Returned to Cairo Museum

Five more objects stolen from the Cairo museum have been recovered including a bronze scepter head and four statuettes of gods. Four of the bronzes are in good condition however a bronze of an Apis bull was returned broken though the report says it can be repaired.

There are now thirty seven artifacts missing from the museum including all of the Amarna period pieces and the treasures of Tutankhamun, Yuya and Thuyu. The curiosity that much of the lesser artifacts are being recovered while the most important of the missing artifacts remain lost is noticeable and leads one to fear that the robbery of those artifacts may have been planned long before the revolution which may just have presented the opportunity to carry out the robbery.!

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