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February 18, 2011 8:47 am

Looted Pharaoh Found in Cairo Trash

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The Cairo Museum has been looted during the recent upheavals in Egypt. Photo: Celio Maielo

AFP – A Cairo teenager found a priceless statue of Pharaoh Akhenaton near a garbage bin after it was stolen from the Egyptian Museum during anti-regime protests, Egypt’s antiquities chief said Thursday.

The museum’s world renowned collection was burgled and several artifacts went missing last month, including statues of King Tutankhamun and Pharaoh Akhenaton.

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