Missing for more then 70 years, an artifact from the Great Pyramid in Giza was rediscovered in Aberdeen, Scotland. University of Aberdeen Curatorial assistant Abeer Eladany found a fragment of wood inside a cigar box emblazoned with an Egyptian flag when she was going through the Asia section of the university archives. "Once I looked into the numbers in our Egypt records, I instantly knew what it was and that it had effectively been hidden in plain sight in the wrong collection," said Eladany, who herself hails from Egypt. "I'm an archaeologist and have worked on digs in Egypt, but I never imagined it would be here in north-east Scotland that I'd find something so important to the heritage of my own country." The five-inch piece of cedar, which dates back to around 3341-3094 BC, along with a ball and bronze hook, were first discovered in 1872 in the Queen's Chamber of the Great Pyramid of Giza. The three findings are known as the Dixon relics, and are believed to have been used in the construction of the pyramid. The cedar artifact had been donated to the university but never classified and had been missing until Eladany's discovery. The ball and bronze hook are housed at the British Museum in London.

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