Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ushabti Stolen During Revolution Returns

A well known ushabti from Egypt's XXVI Dynasty was among the stolen pieces taken from the Cairo Museum during the January revolution of 2011 and the robbery of the museum. The ushabti was broken during its theft and its lower half was left in the museum while the torso was stolen but has now turned up in Belgium.

The ushabti was found in the Memphis necropolis in 1858 and is set to be returned to Cairo soon. Equally fascinating is that the ushabti did not appear on the list of objects stolen?

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