CAIRO, Oct.11 (Xinhuanet) -- Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA)
is taking legal steps to retrieve some antiquities to be sold at auctions in the
world, the Egyptian Gazette daily reported Tuesday.
SCA Secretary General Zahi Hawas said 13 websites were advertising Egyptian
antiquities for sale at auction this month, while the total for July was 22
SCA's Archaeological Department has collected all brochures of these
auction halls and forwarded them to Public Funds Prosecution, said Hawas.
He added that a SCA committee has carefully compared the antiquities in the
brochures with photos of Egypt's missingantiquities.
"Some of the missing items belong to an Egyptian trader, while others has
gone missing from the museum at Cairo University's Faculty of Archaeology and
the storehouse of the university's Faculty of Arts, as well as from an
archaeological area at Marina in Egypt's North Coast" he said.
The committee has identified the items up for auction as antiquities that
have gone missing from Egypt. Enditem