Thursday, 29 November 2012

Old Kingdom blocks return to Egypt from New Zealand collection

Two ancient Egyptian engraved sandstone blocks dating back to the Old Kingdom have been returned to Egypt after decades of residing in a private collection inNew Zealand.  The blocks show two scenes - one is of Sekhmet, the lioness goddess of war and the other has hieroglyphic texts saying "King of Upper and Lower Egypt and the core of the two lands".

The blocks are now in the Egyptian museum and will undergo restoration before being displayed.

For full article, click on Ahram Online.

Image - Ahram Online



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