Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Thursday, March 17, 2011

Another story to post quickly with little comment.  It's not just 12 objects back, but captured thieves may also tell the full story of the break in when they are tried.

http://luxortimesmagazine.blogspot.com/2011/03/police-trap-brings-12-objects-back-to.html

5 comments:

Patrick said...

...or tortured.

Kate Phizackerley said...

Ahram are reporting that 16 items were recovered but give no breakdown. At present the Ahram report is one sparse sentence.

Kate Phizackerley said...

The list is:

5 bronze statues
1 limestone statue
1 statue of undetermined material
1 gold necklace
4 necklaces of faience and coloured glass

The necklaces worry me somewhat. The list of stolen items is (thanks to Vincent Brown for condensing the list):

46. JE 45664 Faience Round Bead Bracelet
47. JE 47906 Gold, Stone and Faience Collar
48. JE 47909 Faience Bead Collar with Pendants in the Shape of Lily
49. JE 49104 String of 28 Coral Beads
50. JE 49105 String of Gold Beads and Figurines
51. JE 55175 Part of a Lapis Lazuli Girdle of Merytamun B
52. JE 58434 Necklace Composed of 44 Glass Beads Molded in Metal

The reporting of the retrieved objects is poor so it could be a lack of precision in the report, but I am just slightly concerned that the retrieved items might not all match the list of stolen items. We shall have to wait and see.

Patrick said...

It is disappointing that there has been no official confirmation of which artefacts have been recovered; after all, it wouldn't take more than a couple of minutes checking with the list of 54 missing pieces, even with the amateurish photos.
What does emerge from the list of 54 objects is that the robbers seem to have known what they were looking for; maybe they had been given a shopping list. It's all very fishy; perhaps one day we will know the whole truth.
I looked at the SCA page for some clarification, but it's only of interest to those collecting photos of ZH.

Kate Phizackerley said...

Luxor Times Magazine have today indicated some of the items recovered. I won't be carrying the story as I suspect it is guesswork rather than a statement from the SCA.

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