Egyptian artifacts missing after break-in
February 13th, 2011
05:48 AM ET

Egyptian artifacts missing after break-in

At least 17 artifacts from the Egyptian Museum of Cairo are missing following a break-in, the country's minister of antiquities said Sunday.

The missing objects include a gilded wood statue of King Tutankhamun being carried by a goddess; parts of a a gilded wood statue of Tutankhamun harpooning; a limestone statue of Akhenaten; a statue of Nefertiti making offerings; a sandstone head of an Amarna princess; a stone statuette of a scribe from Amarna; 11 wooden shabti statuettes of Yuya; and a heart scarab of Yuya.

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  1. JB

    Way to go EGYPT , time for change , OUT WITH THE OLD IN WITH THE NEW . Keep it up, DEMOCRACY IS THE WAY TO GO .

    February 13, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. darren

    The magician never misses an opportunity.These items were not randomly chosen,each has a purpose and bears a signifigance to the them.There were similar reports in Mesopetamia(IRAQ) during the initial invasion of 03.

    February 13, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |

    @darren i wonder if they are building something out of the pieces...

    some old-world tech..?

    February 13, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Beautiful Vixen

    Lol..yes as expect a couple of loose nuts on here. Anyway as for what's going on over there I'm glad the people are standing up and fight for change.

    February 13, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Beautiful Vixen

    Lol..yes as expected a couple of loose nuts on here. Anyway as for what's going on over there I'm glad the people are standing up and fight for change.

    February 13, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |

    you gotta fight...for your right... tooo parrrrty...

    February 13, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. AmericanStandardToiletBowl

    @AngryBloggers: Ignore those who make stupid comments. They are crying out for attention. There are many techniques an instigator would use to cause an uproar (such as race baiting). Politicians and TV personalities use these tactics all the time to draw the viewer to one side or the other during a discussion. Ignoring them does more damage than arguing.

    February 13, 2011 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. eric

    Obama did it.

    February 13, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. eric

    Wait till you see the list of missing US artifacts when he moves out of the White House!

    February 13, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. eric

    I stole the whole loot. I have King Tux in my closet to keep it all company!

    February 13, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. eric

    Flush the American Standard.

    February 13, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  12. eric

    Is it true that Yuya and Yoda are dating?

    February 13, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |

    It would do well for us to remember what happened in Baghdad in 2003 right after the U.S. led invasion of that country when the looters broke into the National Museum there and stole thousands of artifacts which will never be recovered. This the right-wing news media never talks about and never will!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      Thank you RUFFNUTT for telling it like it is. The people in the right-wing news media don't because they're too busy catering to the right-wing thugs in Washington!!!

      February 14, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Michael O'Rourke

      Quite true Cesar,quite true. I couldn't have said it better. Thank you.

      February 14, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  14. Cesar

    If you're going to use my name, don't make me sound like a left-wing idiot!

    February 14, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
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