As many as 60 items of precious antiquities were found Tuesday after being stolen from a storage facility in Alexandria.
Last Saturday, when the storage facility’s guards went to open the museum during their morning shift, they found the locks broken with several kinds of antiquities missing from it.
“We urgently created a community out of specialists to inventory the lost pieces,” said Youssef Khalifa, head of northern governorates antiquities sector. The pieces included 32 Roman era coins and a statue of a man and a woman.
The storage was located in the Moustafa Kamel area of Alexandria, and contains very rare and very old relics.
“The antiquities were stolen by a gang and they were arrested with the antiquities still in their possession,” Khalifa added.
This comes after Egypt regained last week approximately 380 antiquities which were illegally smuggled to the US, France, Germany, Denmark and South Africa.