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Frenchman arrested for trying to sell lock of pharaoh's hair

By Bob Norman     Nov 29, 2006 in Crime
A 50-year-old Frenchman who tried to sell a lock of hair he said was taken from the mummy of Egypt's most famous pharaoh, Ramses II, has been arrested.
I don't understand how people believe they can get away with things like this. The other day it was religious relics and now it's parts from Mummys.
The Internet ad -- which was still online Wednesday -- has created a storm among Egyptian officials and researchers who consider the lock of hair, if authentic, to be part of Egypt's rich heritage.
The head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass, told AFP in Cairo that "if these elements are authentic, it would be a scandal that would risk harming relations between France and Egypt".
Antiquities belong in a museum,not on Ebay.Years ago people trying to sell things like this would have a tough time finding a buyer. Now all they have to do is go online.
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