German returns Egyptian relic for fear of curse

23rd August 2007, Comments 0 comments

23 August 2007 , Berlin - An anonymous German has handed part of a Pharaonic carving to Egypt's embassy in Berlin, with a note explaining that his stepfather had suffered and died from a "curse of the Pharaohs" for stealing it.

23 August 2007

Berlin - An anonymous German has handed part of a Pharaonic carving to Egypt's embassy in Berlin, with a note explaining that his stepfather had suffered and died from a "curse of the Pharaohs" for stealing it.

The note said the man felt compelled to return the carving to enable his late stepfather’s soul to rest in peace, Egypt's Supreme Council for Antiquities reported.

The stepfather had stolen the partial carving during a visit to Egypt in 2004 and on his return to Germany suffered paralysis, nausea, fevers and cancer before dying.

The Egyptian embassy in Berlin had sent the fragment back to Egypt, where a committee of experts will try to ascertain its authenticity.

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Subject: German news

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