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Old Kingdom Shrine Recovered From Egyptian Residence

Monday, November 04, 2013

CAIRO, EGYPT—An Old Kingdom shrine, or naos, carved from limestone has been recovered by Egypt’s Tourism and Antiquities Police from a home near the archaeological site of Memphis, which was looted in 2011. The shrine features four statues on four bases carved with hieroglyphs. An investigation by the office of Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim will try to find the original location of the shrine and determine if it had been removed from the site illegally.