carefully lifted the box out, but it disintegrates in front of their eyes. Wood-
worm had eaten it out leaving a powdery residue and a few untouched fragments.
Jacques immediately drops to his knees not wanting to damage the contents.
The attached cloth is untouched but badly stained. It might be blood. Removing
the binding he can now unfold the cloth. Both the men almost jump when revealing
a most magnificent object.
The sculpture is identical to the scarab carved on
Except here the black tarnished silver stag is holding a gold disc, while it’s
eyes twinkle catching the light on the polished red stone and it grasps a large
red polished stone at the end of its abdomen as if hatching it.
It has not seen the light of day since it had been placed here.