Cairo, June 19.
An unnamed source at Egyptian FIN heaquarters has revealed that the University of Cairo has been contacted by the adminisrtration of the University of Chicago about the missing relics apparently taken by Dr. Robert Ritner, or an imposter posing as Dr. Ritner. The limestone stele from the Abydos tomb of Ramessunakht, a 10th Dynasty High Priest of Amun-Ra, found earlier this month by the late Dr. Zahi Hawass, who along with six of his associates, died in a mysterious explosion at his research lab at the University of Cairo while testing the objects, was recovered in the basement of Dr. Ritner’s home last week after an extensive search by Racine, Wisconsin Police and is now in the possession of the University of Chicago’s Egyptology Department. The metallic rod discovered in the tomb with the stele was not found.
Dr Ritner has now been officially listed as a missing person, and a person of interest in the disappearance and deaths occuring at the University of Cairo on June 15.
Of significant importance regarding these mysterious objects, yet another mystery has been added. The metallic box, known to be embedded inside the limestone stele when it was x-rayed by Dr. Hawass’ team is no longer there. The hole in the bottom of the stele remains, as does the cavity which held the box, but there is no outward indication of how it could have been removed.
The source also said that the method of transporting the stele and rod out of Egypt by the fake Dr. Ritner is not known at this time. Clearly he must have had help within Egyptian borders, referring to the two black Mercedes that picked up the imposter with a wooden box likely containing the missing relics and his luggage at his hotel.