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Egypt's Antiques Minister Announces Looting

Posted By Administration, Saturday, February 19, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Archeological sites suffered looting amidst antigovernment protest in Egypt.

While protesters rallied, looters plundered. Zahi Hawass, Antiques Minister of Egypt had assured priceless holdings were safe; new announcements by Hawass claim tombs in Saqqara and Abusir as well as storage facilities in Saqqara, the Cairo University among others were broken into. A committee to be formed to compile a list of missing objects.

Coverage in the New York Times.

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