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Former Egyptian Museum Official Suspected of Artifact Theft

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Former Egyptian Museum Official Suspected of Artifact Theft

It has been ordered by the Administrative Prosecution that the former head of the fifth department of the Egyptian Museum be prosecuted for allegations of stealing an antique.

Egypt Today reports that a tip was received from the legal department in the High Council of Antiquities that an ancient item, made of pure gold and weighing 22 grams, had been reported missing, having been exhibited in hall 44 on the Egyptian Museum’s ground floor.

The former official has been charged, though she is claiming her innocence. She has informed the police that the item could have been lost during the post-revolution chaos in 2011.

The artifact remains missing, but the Egyptian police are exerting a strong effort to find it. Alongside the prosecutors, they are stressing the importance of properly handling ancient antiques, on account of their being not only an important part of Egyptian history, but that of humanity as a whole.

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