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NEWS: One of the last missing ‘jigsaw’ pieces of a 3,000-year-old vase taken from the tomb of an Egyptian queen is discovered… in SWANSEA

20130115-120847.jpgThe missing fragment of the 3,000-year-old Egyptian vase is currently kept at Swansea University (Source: Mail Online).

“A piece of glass on display at Swansea University has been identified as a lost fragment of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian vase at Cairo Museum.
The fragment is believed to have come from a 15in high vase from the tomb of queen Tiye, the wife of the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned from 1386 to 1349BC.
The piece of glass, which is on loan to the university’s Egypt Centre from Swansea Museum, is part of an amphora, a kind of vessel usually used for transporting wine.
The rest of the vessel is currently on display in Cairo” – via Mail Online.

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