• Short Summary

    A Cairo committee - conducting an inventory into properties once owned by ex-King Farouk - recently discovered five cases of valuable antiquities confiscated by Farouk's father, King Fouad, who ruled Egypt before him.

  • Description

    A Cairo committee - conducting an inventory into properties once owned by ex-King Farouk - recently discovered five cases of valuable antiquities confiscated by Farouk's father, King Fouad, who ruled Egypt before him. They transferred them to the Egyptian Museum, Mar 12.

    In the museum's Tutenkhamon Room are items taken from the famous tomb of Tutenkhamon, including his golden death mask, a head-rest, each valued at GBP1 million, and various pieces of jewellery. Plundering of the tomb has been going on since the Egyptian rulers about 1350 B.C. A golden belt and coins dating back to the Greek invasion of 300 B.C. were also recovered.

    King Farouk had added to his collection by confiscating the treasures as soon as they were discovered.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEUR0GF50N60Z6GRJM41JGQD21
    Media URN:
    VLVAEUR0GF50N60Z6GRJM41JGQD21
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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