Statue of pharaoh Tutankhamon's sister recovered

09 Dec 2013 8:14 AM | Anonymous
Statue of pharaoh Tutankhamon's sister recovered

(AFP) – 

Cairo undefined Egypt said on Sunday it has recovered a statue of pharaoh Tutankhamun's sister looted from the southern Mallawi museum during riots by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

The 32 centimetre (12.6 inches) limestone statue of Ankhesamon, sister of the famous boy king and daughter of pharaoh Akhenaten, who ruled around 1,500 BC, was stolen on August 14.

"The piece is one of the most important in the museum," said antiquities minister Mohamed Ibrahim in a statement.

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