Minister: 18 Artifacts Stolen From Egyptian Museum

13 Feb 2011 10:47 AM | Anonymous

Minister: 18 Artifacts Stolen From Egyptian Museum

Egypt's antiquities minister says he has learned that looters stole several artifacts from Cairo's Egyptian Museum during the anti-government protests that erupted in nearby Tahrir Square late last month.

Zahi Hawass said Sunday that an inventory of the world-renowned museum's collection found that 18 objects were missing, including a gilded wooden statue of King Tutankhamun being carried by a goddess.  Parts of another gilded wooden statue of Tutankhamun also were missing.

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