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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Missing King Tutankhamun Statue Returned to Egyptian Museum

A missing statue of King Tutankhamun. The item has been returned to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. It was taken during the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak from power. A missing statue of King Tutankhamun. The item has been returned to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. It was taken during the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak from power. Source: Egyptian Ministry of State for Antiquities via Bloomberg

A missing statue of King Tutankhamun has been returned to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, along with three other objects lost during the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak from power, an Egyptian minister said.

A small part of the crown on the gilded wooden statue of Tutankhamun standing on a boat is missing, as well as pieces of the legs, Zahi Hawass, minister of state for antiquities, said in an e-mailed statement today. The king will be reunited with the boat, which is still in the museum, and restored, he said.

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