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1,500 Artifacts Recovered by Egyptian Police

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

CAIRO, EGYPT—Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry has announced that more than 1,500 looted artifacts have been recovered by police during the raid of a house in a Cairo suburb. Statues, amulets, and limestone false doors that are usually found in tombs were recovered. One of the suspects was also in possession of ammunition. “The variety of the seized antiquities indicates that they are the result of illegal digging by armed gangs,” said Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim.