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Mummy of Ramesses II

Egyptian customs officials on Sunday prevent an attempt to smuggle mummy remains to Brussels, Al Ahram reported.

According to the Central Administration of Archaeological Units at Egyptian Ports, the ancient remains were spotted by the operator of the x-ray scanner at Cairo airport, hidden inside the luggage of a passenger who was on his way to Belgium.

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Archaeological experts that examined the suspicious luggage confirmed its authenticity: the remains belonged to two different mummies and consisted of two feet, two legs, the lower part of a left arm, one whole arm and part of a torso.

The remains were confiscated and will be restored in their original owners.

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