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Egypt's antiquities warehouse looted by armed gang

Precious artifacts stolen from Tel El-Dabaa collection in Sharkiya

Nevine El-Aref , Friday 1 Apr 2011
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Armed looters broke in to the Tel El-Dabaa antiquities warehouse on Thursday, stealing artifacts and breaking several pieces of the stored collection.

Mohamed Abdel Maqsoud, head of the Central Administration of Antiquities of Alexandria and Lower Egypt, said the warehouse was used to store artifacts found at Tel El-Dabaa's archaelogical sites by Dutch and German excavation missions over the last 30 years. They include a collection of ancient Egyptian clay pots and amulets.

Abdel Maqsoud said that an inventory is now being carried out by Egyptian archaeologists to determine the number of missing objects and the cost.

The Tourism and Antiquities Police is currently making investigations in an attempt to catch the thieves.

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richard
01-04-2011 11:49am
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Looted artefacts
The newly liberated underclass enjoying the fruits of their revolution.
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