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Update on the destruction of El-Lahun

The MSA suspects that at least on of the wooden coffins just retrieved from a group of people in the Fayum may in fact have been stolen from El-Lahun. As it was reported an Egyptian mission headed by MSA high official El-Ayedi had been stopped and put under investigation owing to a series of irregularities in the ways of excavation, documentation and storage of finds. The careless fieldwork activities have resulted in the destruction of a high number of burials, and the tombs left open and unclosed with coffins and mummies left in situ paved a way for tomb robbers. Read more in Arabic via the following link: