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Monday, August 7, 2017
News, Minya: King Seti II -Era Blocks Discovered At Illegal Excavation Site in Egypt's Minya
A Newly Discovered Clay Pot
By - Nevine El-Aref.The
Tourism and Antiquities Police have caught red-handed an Egyptian citizen
conducting illegal excavation beneath his home in the Upper Egyptian city of
Minya, where he uncovered a collection of stone blocks dating back to the reign
of ancient Egyptian King Seti II, officials said on Sunday.
suspect has been arrested and all the excavated items have been confiscated,
said Ayman Ashmawi, the head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Department at
the Ministry of Antiquities.
From Left: The Roman Basin, The Relief With Half Crown, The Relief Of King Seti II
Cartouche & A Large Clay Pot
El-Semestawi, head of the antiquities ministry's Middle Egypt Antiquities
Department, told Ahram Online that the seized items include two limestone
reliefs; one engraved with the cartouche of King Seti II and the second bearing
the half crown of the king.
Roman-era basin and a collection of clay pots were also discovered.
archaeological committee has been assigned with conducting further excavation
at the site.