A Piece Of History Was Just Stolen From The Pyramids And It’s Unacceptable
A 30 centimeters-long piece of an ancient cemetery door inside the Great Giza Pyramid, Khofo, was stolen last week but it was only announced now by Al-Masry Al-Youm. It was also reported that the door was one of two doors at Nefer Theth’s Cemetery.
Al-Masry Al-Youm reported that the theft took place on January 7th, and that the guards only noticed that the piece was gone when they were changing shifts.
These pyramids’ doors were opened for visitors in November for the first time since its discovery in 1990, by Egyptian Archaeologist and Former Antiquities Minister, Zahi Hawass. The Director of the Pyramids’ Administrative Security, Mohamed Fatehy Mansour, was transferred to another post as inspector with the Imbaba Antiquities Department, as a penal action.
Head of Egypt’s Antiquities Department mentioned consequently that the stolen piece was later found and restored to the door on Monday and that the offender has been arrested.