Sunday, 30 January 2011

Egypt updates

News keeps rolling in from Egypt. To provide photos and videos of the damage within the Cairo Museum, please visit:

It would seem that Tutankhamun's objects have not been spared. Let me point out immediately that no upstanding Egyptian citizen is responsible and these reports should not be seen as a reason to avoid Egypt or make wild assumptions of any kind.

Other museums and sites within Egypt are in genuine danger. I have heard about a human shield outside the Cairo Museum and tanks protecting Luxor and Karnak Temple. Looting in Saqqara, escaped convicts on the run, dozens dead.........

Lets hope that Egypt can get back to some form of normality soon and we are able to concentrate on all things ancient again.


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