'Tablet of the Seven Sacred Oils' to be returned to Egypt
|The 'Tablet of the Seven Sacred Oils' [Credit: Ministry of Antiquities]|
General Supervisor of the M.A Repatriated Antiquities Department, Shabaan Abdel Gawad said that the limestone tablet dates back to the Old Kingdom and it contains a list of the seven sacred oils. The tablet carries the name and titles of the tomb owner "Anumen" that was discovered by the Egyptian Australian mission in 1996 at Saqara.
Antiquities collector Jean Claude Candor bought the illegally smuggled tablet from a Belgian dealer after the state of turmoil that prevailed in Egypt during the 2011 Revolution.
Source: Egypt. Ministry of Antiquities [March 03, 2016]