Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry has recovered some of the national treasures that went missing from the Egyptian Museum during the uprising which unseated Hosni Mubarak. Items including a statue of King Tutankhamun and objects from the era of the Pharaoh Akhenaten went missing when looters broke into the museum during mass protests that engulfed the streets around the museum in central Cairo.
Some objects including a Heart Scarab and a small Ushabti statue have been found. Part of a coffin dating back to the Modern Kingdom 3,000 years ago was also found outside the museum.
Artefacts still missing include a statue of Akhenaten’s wife Nefertiti making offerings, a stone statuette of a scribe from Amarna and the torso and upper limbs of a gilded wood statue of Tutankhamun.