Egypt recovers limestone relief from France
Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities officially received today an ancient Egyptian limestone relief, which has been recovered from France, during a ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters in Cairo.
|The newly recovered limestone relief [Credit: Ahmed Shata]|
Abdel-Gawad said that the relief was stolen from a temple at Saqqara necropolis during the 1900s and smuggled out of the country.
|Necklace made of ivory [Credit: Ahmed Shata]|
It is carved in limestone and depicts the goddess Sekhmet carrying the sun disk on top of her head. It has a line of hieroglyphic writing that contains the cartouche of King Nekhtenbo II.
|Handle of a container [Credit: Ahmed Shata]|
The collection includes cosmetic and jewellery containers made of beads, ivory, and bone, with some dating from different ancient Egyptian eras, though most are dated to the Coptic era.
Author: Nevine El-Aref | Source: Ahram Online [May 09, 2017]