Stolen bronze relics returned to Egyptian Museum

Four bronze relics were restored to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo on Monday, according to the Ministry of Antiquities. The items were among many relics stolen during the 25 January revolution that were restored with help of the antiquities police and the armed forces.

The ministry said in a statement that two of the relics depicted Osiris, while the other two depicted Harpocrates (Horus the younger). The statement said that another 31 artifacts are still missing.

The restored relics were found in a good state, according to the ministry, although the thieves removed the registration numbers on them to hide their original source.

The statement called on citizens to return all other missing antiquities and announced a reward of between LE5000 and LE50000 for any relics returned. Those returning relics will not be questioned on how they came across them, the statement said.

The Egyptian Museum was stormed on 28 January, and around 58 artifacts were stolen. Over the past two months, artifacts have been returned to the museum in several batches. The first batch numbered 12 pieces, then five, then four, and another four.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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