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.
GV Egyptian Museum.
LV Ditto people entering.
LV INT..Selim Hassan - Manager of Egyptian Antiquities Administration - with Ibrahim Kamel taking inventory of the Scarabee's pictures.
CU Sign - Objects from the Tomb of Tutenkhamon, about 1350.B.C.
CU Selim Hassan looks at objects of the above.
LV Part of the Tutenkhamon's Room with Golden Mask in glass case, valued at GBP1M.
CU The Golden Mask.
TOP V..Golden coins found at Kubah Palace
CU Ditto with gold ingots.
SCU Museum official holds head-rest of Tutenkhamon valued at GBP1M.
SCU The "Life Between Two Hands" and a Scarabee from gold belonging to Tutenkhamon.
CU Golden rings and jewellery valued at GBP100,000
GV Tourists enter museum.
TOP V Ditto.
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Background: 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.