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Statues stolen from Sudan museum


Three statues dating back to 450 B.C. have been stolen from a museum in northern Sudan.

Their disappearance underscores the lack of protection afforded Sudan’s rich but under-developed archaeological heritage.

“They are small statues, about 10-15cm high but it’s very significant because the Napatan kingdom is one of the important periods in Sudanese history”, Abdurrahman Ali, head of the country’s museums, told media outlets.

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Story: News24 | Photo: Ashraf Shazly, AFP

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