LThat cedar wood piece is one of only three objects found inside the pyramid in 1872 by the British archaeologist Weinmann Sixen. Two of them, a ball and a bronze hook possibly used for construction, are kept in the British Museum, but traces of pieces of wood were lost.
In 2001, a lead came out: a piece of wood could be donated to the University of Aberdeen (Scotland), but it was not found.
At the end of last year, an Egyptian curatorial assistant reviewed the Asian collection, Abir Eladny came in a cigar box embossed with an ancient Egyptian flag, before realizing that the piece of wood he kept That was a lost artwork, now in many pieces.
“When I saw the numbers in the Egyptian Register, I knew immediately what it was,” the archaeologist said.
“I have worked on excavations in Egypt before, but I never thought it would be here, in the north-east of Scotland, that I would find something important for the heritage of my country”, said Abir Aldani.
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