(CAIRO) — Egypt has issued an international alert for the return of a statuette of King Tut’s sister, which went missing when a museum was ransacked in the summer.
The limestone figurine, a priceless artifact from the 14th century BC, was stolen from the Malawi City Museum during a riot in August. In all, 1,000 pieces were taken from the museum, with the statuette being the most valuable.
Police have been able to recover about half of what was stolen, but now UNESCO and Interpol are joining the search for fear that the irreplaceable statuette may be taken abroad and sold on the black market.
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Paul Cruickshank and Michael Pearson, CNN