Stolen Egyptian coins and pots from Hyksos era and the Ptolemaic period recovered

Nevine El-Aref , Wednesday 13 Jul 2011

Bronze coins and clay vessels stolen from the Qantara East archaeological magazines were recovered

recovered clay vessels

Following archaeological investigations, a committee from the ministry of state for antiquities (MSA) approved the authenticity of five bronze coins and twenty-two clay vessels which were found in the possession of Bedouins at the canal city of Port Fouad.

Youssef Khalifa, head of the archaeological committee, told Ahram Online that the newly recovered objects were among the objects reported missing from Qantara East warehouses following the security vacuum that overwhelmed Egypt following the January revolution.

Mohamed Abdel Maqsoud, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), said that these objects were among those on the red list submitted to Interpol in hopes of retrieving all the missing objects.

He pointed out that the five bronze coins date to the Hyksos era while the clay pots go back to the Ptolemaic period which were all found at Al-Mansheya archaeological site in Ismailia.

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