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Egypt antiquities chief: 3 missing objects found

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's top archaeologist says three of the 18 pieces reported missing from the famed Egyptian Museum have been found.

Zahi Hawass said Wednesday that one was found under a case in the museum and two were found in the museum courtyard.

On Jan. 28, during massive street protests that led to the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak, looters climbed a fire escape, broke windows on the roof and entered the museum by rope.

Hawass said they broke 13 cases, scattering about 70 objects on the ground. About 20 of those will be repaired.

The items found include a statue of a goddess who was carrying the 18th Dynasty King Tutankhamun. The king's statue has not been found.

Hawass said police had arrested a number of suspects.

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