Sunday, 13 February 2011

Museum Looted

Art news is coming in thick and fast today. Following an inventory, Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass announced that 18 artifacts were stolen from the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo when looters broke in a fortnight ago (CLICK for my previous report). One of the missing items is a gilded wooden statue of the boy-king Tutankhamun being carried aloft by a goddess (above left). Parts of another statue of Tutankhamun harpooning something have also been stolen (above right). Whale? Crocodile? Click the title link for more information.


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