Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Tuesday, March 08, 2011

The world still waits for the Egyptian Museum to publish a definitive inventory of what was stolen and to provide firm details of the "eight" items confirmed stolen by Dr Hawass.  The Penn Cultural Heritage Cente has stepped into the breach and produced a working catalogue of the items confirmed missing, significantly extending the excellent early work done by Margaret Maitland.

I cannot find when Penn first published it, but the Lawyers' Committe for Cultural Heritage Protection reproduced it on 1st March, and I have linked to their site.  My apologies guys for being slow with this.


Brian Daniels said...

For now, the Penn Cultural Heritage Center is posting the report via the Lawyer's Committee site. Please feel free to repost, share, and offer feedback.

Brian Daniels
Fellow, Penn Cultural Heritage Center

Scrabcake said...

I'm actually a bit disappointed with Penn's list. It's nice to see pictures of the old kingdom monuments. There is no lack of pictures of the Tut monuments. These are going to be the easy things to find. High quality Egyptian art does not come on the market terribly frequently, so any of these pieces are going to stick out like a sore thumb.
What worries me are the smaller, cruder objects, the ones that aren't named and haven't received scholarly attention. The unnamed shabtis, the late period coffin bits, the amulets, the unpublished stele. These are the ones that no one is going to see again.
I do not know whether it's CYA on the part of the SCA, or whether excavations really do not care to photograph non-museum pieces. In this day and age, they ought to, but my personal experience says they don't.

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