Attempt to steal historic atrifacts foiled in Shahhat

Alwasat - Cairo Fri 24 Aug 2018, 10:38 PM
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The Shahhat Security Directorate announced it foiled a fourth attempt to steal a historic atrifacts in the city this year.

According to a statement issued by the Directorate, on its Facebook page, "A tip from a citizen that he had seen a historic statue in his neighborhood prompted us to investigate. "

The statement added that when police arrived on the scene they found several historic graves that were dug up, the atrifacts were then transfered  to a holding station for safe keeping.

The Security Directorate said it is stepping up deterrent measures against tampering and theft of archaeological sites in the city.

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