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Last Updated: Wednesday February 16 2011 19:06 GMT

Tutankhamun statue back at museum

Tutankhamun funeral mask at the Egypt Museum where some missing artefacts have been found
Tutankhamun funeral mask at the Egypt Museum where some missing artefacts have been found

The Egypt Museum has got back some of the national treasures that were stolen during the anti-government riots in Cairo.

Really important artefacts like a statue of King Tutankhamun went missing when people broke into the museum while the protests were going on outside.

They smashed the heads off two mummies on display, destroyed other exhibits and raided the gift shop.

Part of a coffin that's 3,000-years-old disappeared.

A government spokesman in Egypt said: "We found two of the eight missing artefacts outside the museum between a government building that got burnt and the gift shop. We are continuing the search and will find more."

Some artefacts are still missing, like a statue of Akhenaten's wife Nefertiti making offerings and a stone statuette of a scribe from Amarna.