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Four Egyptian artifacts nominated among world’s ‘supernatural discoveries’

Four Egyptian artifacts have been nominated as among the world’s most “supernatural” discoveries, archaeological expert Magdy Shaker announced on Wednesday.

Shaker added in televised statements to “Extra News” channel that the pieces that were nominated are unique and unprecedented.

The first of these is the Rosetta Stone, the discovery that led to the world deciphering ancient Egypt’s language.

He explained that the stone was discovered during the French campaign in Egypt, then the UK seized it to put it on display in the British Museum.

The second piece is the statue of King Ramses II, which is still in the British Museum, and weighs 7.25 tons.

It is considered one of the largest statues in the world, Shaker said, pointing out that the British forces seized it after the French campaign attempted to destroy it.

The third piece, called the ‘icon of beauty’, is a piece of a statue of Nefertiti’s head. At 47 cm high, it weighs around 20kg.

It is made of limestone and lacks the left eye, he said, describing it as a beautiful masterpiece.

The fourth piece is the most expensive artifact in the world, which is the mask of King Tutankhamun, Shaker said.

He said that the sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun is “beyond imagination.”

Shaker stressed that the nomination of the four pieces to be among the most “supernatural archaeological discoveries” is excellent advertising for Egyptian tourism even if three of the four artifacts are outside the country.

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