Egypt security forces recover ancient golden statues

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Security forces in the Upper Egypt governorate of Qena have recovered six ancient golden statues from two men, a local news agency reported Thursday.

The men, whose identities were not revealed, were traveling from the governorate of Asyut to Qena, 800 kilometers south of the capital Cairo.

The items, which vary in size and shape, included one believed to belong to ancient Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

There were also large quantities of alleged golden beads, according to the ONA news agency.

Security in Egypt has deteriorated since the 2011 popular uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak.

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