In Cairo, the teenager found a priceless statue of the Pharaoh
In Cairo, the teenager found a priceless statue of the pharaoh about garbage can, after it was stolen from the Egyptian Museum during the antigovernment protests.The world-famous collection of the museum was plundered by looters, but several items had disappeared last month, including a statue depicting Pharaoh Tutankhamun and the sculpture of the pharaoh Akhenaton.
Sixteen-year party of protest demonstrations have found a statue of a garbage bin at Tahrir Square, which advocated the epicenter of the protests against President Hosni Mubarak.
He took the statue home, where his uncle Abdelraman Sabri, a professor at American University in Cairo identified the museum exhibit, and later returned it to the authorities.Before you take your place in the exhibition, the statue will be subject to reconstruction.Akhenaton was the ruler of Egypt, the thirteenth dynasty.Last year, it was proved that he is the father of the famous young king Tutankhamun.
The Museum is still found ourselves short a few items.Among them are wooden statues of King Tutankhamun with the harpoon and the same Tutankhamun, who is in his arms the goddess.
The head of the archaeological department Zahi Hawass has undergone a wave of criticism because of the looting of the museum during the revolution last month.In addition, rumors of corruption in the assigned department.
Hawass said that the looters had destroyed 13 booths, 70 museum exhibits were released..20 of them will be restored.Of the 18 missing items, not considered a masterpiece, no, he said - while among them the golden death mask of Tutankhamun and other objects from his tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
The downside of the death mask of Tutankhamun.
Attackers, according to Hawass, entered the premises of the museum through the roof, breaking through the ceiling and came down on the ropes."These thieves are not professionals.They just have no heart and they are idiots, "said Hawass.
Fragments of an unidentified mummy on the floor of the museum in Cairo, January 31, 2011.
Firefighters on the background of the Egyptian Museum are fighting the fire at the headquarters of the National Democratic Party January 29
Restorer working on the victims exhibit.
Egyptian special forces guarding the first floor of the museum on January 31.
Worker removes the Egyptian Museum.
Soldier of the Egyptian army against the backdrop of museum exhibits.