Monday, March 10, 2014
BACK HOME: An ancient Egyptian piece of a sarcophagus
A French citizen offered Egypt a piece of ancient carttonage from a painted sarcophagus he inherited from his grandfather.
Minister of State for Antiquities, Mohamed Ibrahim, announced that the piece is 19cm long and that the Ministry of Antiquities is working with the Egyptian Embassy in Paris to bring the piece to Egypt this week.
The minister added that Egypt has also recovered a marble statue of a lion from Germany and a collection of Ptolemaic vessels made of glass from France. According to Ibrahim, these objects were stolen from store galleries in the northeastern city of Qantarah Al-Sharqiyya.
Source: Ahram online by Nevein el aref