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CAIRO – 30 October 2017: A number of archaeologists called for the return of 79 rare antiquities stolen from Tel Al-Fara'een in Desouq.
Hill of Al-Fara'een region has been robbed twice; the first time 52 antiques were stolen in 2000. The second time was after the January 2011 revolution when the police arrested the suspects but the antiques have not yet been found, Gamal Salem the head of the monuments of Kafr El-Sheikh said.
On the other hand, Osama Karrar, one of the workers on monuments, said in a press statement that he called for the retrieval of these artifacts; noting that he has documents in his possession confirming that they already lost 52 different rare antiquities from the monuments area.
Karrar called for the speedy completion of the Kafr El-Sheikh Museum so that the region’s rare antiquities can be saved. The museum has been under construction for over 11 years, despite Kafr El-Sheikh’s governor allocating LE 20 million ($1.1 million) for the project from the governorate’s fund.