History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 1 (of 12)
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As an aspect of his attempt to curtail the rampant illegal export of Egyptian antiquities by tourists, collectors and agents for the major European and American museums, Maspero arrested the Abd al-Russul brothers from the notorious treasure-hunting village of Gorna, who confessed under torture to having found the great cache of royal mummies at Deir el-Bahri in July 1881. The cache was moved to Cairo as soon as possible to keep it safe from robbers.
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- Category: Ancient
- Published: 01 January 1916
- Publisher: Public Domain
- Print Length: 382 Pages
- Language: English