Looted antiquities feed terror fears

09 Feb 2015 8:25 AM | Anonymous

Looted antiquities feed terror fears

Floating sarcophagi found in a canal near Minya this week are authentic, raising concerns over increasing illicit excavations, reports Nevine El-Aref

Earlier this week inhabitants of the Deir Abu Nawas village in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Minya were astonished to see what seemed to be coffins floating in the Oda Pasha Canal that runs alongside the village.

At first they thought they could be the bodies of people, but coming closer they realised they were wooden sarcophagi with painted human faces and bodies.