Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Two curators arrested in Egypt for forging antiquities

Two curators from the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation (NMEC) were arrested on Tuesday for forging artefacts stored in the museum's galleries.

Khaled El Anani, director general of the NMEC, told Ahram Online that both curators were arrested and are now under investigations at the Tourism and Antiquities Police Headquarters. 

They are accused of stealing authentic objects stored in the galleries under their responsibility and replacing them with replicas.

El Anani went on to say that upon their arrest, he ordered an immediate inventory of the galleries that are under the responsibility of both curators and assigned an archaeological committee to examine all the items stored in it.

El-Anani told Ahram Online that both curators are now under investigations, the results of which will be known tonight.

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