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Looting of Ancient Treasures in Egypt

Posted on Aug, 19, 2013
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APTOPIX Mideast EgyptAs reported in a number of international news agencies many demonstrators have looted and damaged the ancient Egyptian statues in the upper Egyptian city of Al-Minya as well as over thousands of treasured historical artifacts in the museums. One of these looted sites has been the Malawi National Museum.  In fact, it has been reported that the statutes that were too heavy to carry out of the museum were deliberately damaged or destroyed.

UNESCO has now stated that it will put all the stolen artifacts on its Red List to prevent illegal trading of the antiquities in the international market.  It has also been reported that Muslim Brotherhood supporters allegedly broke into the Malawi museum following the crackdown by security forces on two protest camps near the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo . The mosque was also completely destroyed.

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