A priceless statue of Pharaoh Akhenaton, stolen from the Egyptian National Museum in Cairo during the anti-regime protests, was found near a rubbish bin in Tahrir Square by a 16-year-old Cairo teenager.
According to Egypt\'s Minister of Antiquities Affairs, Dr Zahi Hawass, the museum\'s world renowned collection was burgled last month, including the statues of King Tutankhamun and Pharaoh Akhenaton. After discovering the sculpture, the boy took it home. His uncle, a professor at the American University in Cairo recognized the statue and gave it to authorities. Let’s have a look at the following photos to see why the statue is considered as one among the most beautiful statues of Akhenaton.
The sculpture shows Akhenaten wearing a blue crown and holding an offering table in his hands.
Several items are still missing from the museum, including gilded wooden statues of King Tutankhamun.
According to Hawass, robbers broke 13 display cases, scattered about 70 objects on the ground and took away 18 others.
Describing the actions of these thieves, Hawass angrily said that they were not professionals, they had no heart and they were stupid.
A restorer is repairing the pieces that were broken by thieves at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt.
The image of the priceless statue of Pharaoh Akhenaton after its return to the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
Akhenaton was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 13th Dynasty. Last year, Egyptian authorities announced that DNA tests had proved him to be the father of the well-known King Tutankhamun
This is the back of the funeral mask of King Tutankhamun. The statue of King Tutankhamun is one of the most beautiful statues of Akhenaton. It highlights the skill of Egyptian artists at the time.
Parts of unidentified mummies were captured lying on the floor of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo on January 31.
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