CAIRO - The Egyptian authorities have recovered a pharaonic statue looted from a museum that was ransacked during unrest touched off by the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi this summer.

The limestone statue of Ankhesenpaaten, a sister of Tutankhamun, was recovered from the home of a man who worked at a coffee shop in Khan al-Khalili, a tourist bazaar in Cairo's Islamic quarter, Ashraf Sharaf, the head of museums, said.

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He said the statue, about 31 centimeters high, had suffered three cracks, adding that these were easily fixable.


The statue was one of more than a thousand artifacts stolen in August from the Malawi museum south of Cairo in Minya, 800 of which have been recovered, the antiquities ministry said.