The seized monuments – Interior Ministry
CAIRO – 21August 2017: A fragment of an ancient Egyptian mural and a statue of a monkey were seized Monday in a house in Sharqia (Delta) before they were illegally put up for sale.
1: A fragment of a mural – Interior Ministry
The defendant was reported to have been digging under his home in Kafriya village in Sharqia. The police found a 2x3-meter tunnel at a depth of seven meters and seized the 60x30-centimeter limestone mural with hieroglyphics on it, as well as a 25-centimeter-tall limestone headless statue of a monkey on a 20x20-centimeter-tall base.
2: A limestone monkey statue – Interior Ministry
3: An illegal tunnel under a Sharqia home – Interior Ministry