Sale of pharaonic statuette foiled

02 May 2011 8:09 AM | Anonymous

Sale of pharaonic statuette foiled
Hassan Ahmed Hussine  Author: Hassan Ahmed Hussine

Egypt's security authorities foiled the attempted sale of a statuette that investigators said carries pharaonic inscriptions.

The piece is 50cm tall and stands on a 50cm wide platform. In front of it there are three other stautettes, each 21cm high.

The two culprits, aged 39 and 36, were arrested after citizens informed security authorities of their possession and the intended sale. Both are unemployed.

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