Thursday, February 17, 2011

King Tut's Father Statue Found

King Tut's Father Statue Found - Egyptian antiquities officials say a small limestone statue of the father of King Tutankhamun that went missing from Cairo's famed Egyptian Museum during recent turmoil has been found.

Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass had reported a total of 18 missing museum artifacts, three of which were found on the museum grounds, possibly abandoned by looters making their escape.

The most important missing object was the limestone statue of the Pharaoh Akhenaten, which depicts the standing king with a blue crown, and holding an offering table in his hands.

The Antiquities Ministry said Thursday that an anti-government protester had found the statue beside a trash can, and his family contacted officials to arrange its return.

King Tut's Father Statue Found

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