Thursday, March 24, 2011

Objects Stolen from Qantara Storage

The final report is out on the objects stolen from the Qantara magazine after the 29th of January and before the contents of the magazine were taken to the Cairo museum. The report states that some 800 objects are missing from many historical periods including the Pharaonic era.

Among the stolen items are many coins, pottery and a headless limestone statue with a hieroglyphic inscription. The objects taken come from archaeological sites in the Sinai and Ismailia and also the report does not include the 293 objects already recovered.

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