Saturday, 26 February 2011
If This Statue Could Speak...
... what tales it would tell! This priceless figurine of Akhenaten was stolen from Cairo's National Museum and then unceremoniously dumped next to a trash can on Tahrir Square. Just when it could have been lost forever, it was spotted by a local kid, who took it home with him. Fortunately, the kid's mum recognised that the statue was something special and gave it to her brother, a professor, who in turn handed it back to the National Museum.
So all's well that ends well, and according to my private spy in Egypt, Akhenaten is now safely back in his glass cabinet at the Museum. Although his headdress is now at a slightly drunken angle, he is otherwise none the worse for wear.