Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage

24 Apr 2014 10:09 AM | Anonymous
Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage
Antiquities theft has flourished in Egypt in the three years of chaos since the 2011 uprising, robbing this ancient civilization of an indeterminate amount of heritage
Reuters , Thursday 24 Apr 2014
When French Egyptologist Olivier Perdu saw a fragment of a pharaonic statue on display in a Brussels gallery last year, he assumed it was a twin of an ancient masterpiece he had examined in Egypt a quarter of a century earlier.

The reality was an even more remarkable coincidence: the fragment was part of the very same artifact - a unique 6th century B.C. statue hewn from pale green stone - that Perdu had received special permission to study in Cairo in 1989.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/99726/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Serendipity-aids-Egypt-in-struggle-to-recover-stol.aspx

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