by Winsip Custer CPW News Service
While the Egyptian Army was able to secure the Cairo Antiquities Museum where two heads of the world-renowned mummy exhibit were on display, they were not able to return the heads of the mummies to their bodies. However, the appearance of one of the mummy heads on Ebay has provided hope that the pieces of the pillaged exhibits will soon be retrieved for reconstruction of one of Egypt's most cherished tourist destinations.
While Egyptian antiquities expert, R. Q. Bin Waddi, initially thought that the skulls had been taken by members of the secretive Israeli fraternity at the University of Haifa known as the גולגולת ועצמותאותנטי or Kosher Skull & Bones Society, "I now believe that they were taken by Gamal Mubarak and the former President of Tunisia," said Waddi.
Waddi pointed to evidence supporting his belief, the recent placement of an ad with Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas that provide more information than the simple Ebay photo and telelphone number in the Ebay advertisement. Gamal Mubarak said "I had nothing to do with the theft of those mummy heads," but an article and two books on the theft of Geronimo's skull from Fort Sill, Oklahoma, one titled "Will Prescott Bush Bring Back The Missing Cranium?" sat on Gamal's desk at his Cairo office.
In addition, Gamal's business cards had been reprinted with the words "Plus New This Week: Mummy Skulls". The card, retrieved from the box on Gamal's desk by Mr. Waddi, is shown above.