Egypt police arrest gang trafficking in artefacts in Cairo, recover 193 statues and a sarcophagus

Ahram Online , Saturday 5 Oct 2019

Recovered artifacts
193 statues and a sarcophagus were recovered by Egypt's police

Egypt's security forces uncovered a gang consisting of 22 criminals illegally working in archaeological excavation near the archaeological sites in Giza.

The criminals had discovered a Pharaonic cemetery dating back to the Fourth Dynasty, and excavated some of its artefacts.

Police forces arrested four of the criminals in possession of 193 statues and a large sarcophagus.

Police notified the General Prosecution and the Ministry of Antiquities.

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