Last Update 20:52
Thursday, 17 October 2019

Mummy body parts discovered in passenger's luggage at Cairo airport

Egypt foils a smuggling attempt of mummies’remains before traveling to Belgium

Nevine El-Aref , Sunday 24 Feb 2019
Views: 11418
Views: 11418

Egyptian officials have foiled an attempt to smuggle mummy remains out of the country.

Hamdi Hamam, head of the Central Administration of Archaeological Units at Egyptian ports, told Ahram Online that the remains were found hidden inside the luggage of a passenger who was traveling to Belgium from Cairo Airport.

An x-ray scan detected unusual objects, leading to the discovery of the crime.

An archaeological committee has examined the find and confirmed its authenticity.

Iman Abdel-Raouf, director of the archaeological units, said that the remains belong to two mummies and consist of two feet, two legs, the lower part of a left hand, one arm and a part of the torso.

They were confiscated and will be restored.



Search Keywords:
Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.