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Unchecked Looting Guts Egypt's Heritage, With One Ancient Site '70 Percent Gone'


Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 309 days ago - triblive.com
Ancient burial wrappings from mummified bodies -- torn apart to find priceless jewelry -- unravel across the desert like brown ribbon, or tangle near broken bits of wooden coffins still brightly painted after nearly 3,000 years underground.



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Alllan Yorkowitz (462)
Monday June 17, 2013, 4:18 pm
Without any reguard to history, cultural heritage, even a mere regard for the dead, Egypt is now ruled by immoral fools.
 

AniMae Chi (361)
Monday June 17, 2013, 4:51 pm
So terrible!
 

Sue Matheson (62)
Monday June 17, 2013, 5:35 pm
thanks
 

Roger Garin-michaud (60)
Monday June 17, 2013, 7:15 pm
noted thanks
 

Dale O. (177)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 3:17 am
Sadly Allan Yorkowitz, there are even people in western nations who would do exactly the same thing there or at home if given the chance, some people no matter where they are can be unfeeling sociopaths who think nothing of desecrating any site for their own personal gain.
 

paul m. (93)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 4:54 am

Our Museums in the west are full of Egypt's hertage....
 

Fi T. (16)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 5:47 am
Let's learn from the past
 

Catriona Macfarlane (44)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 6:18 am
Unfortunately Fi. T these looters are learning from the past, most ancient tombs were desecrated in this way and for the same reasons in Ancient times. That is why the discovery of Tutankamun's intact tomb was so important. Do not forget however that Lord Carnarven and Carter would have carried off those treasures to had the then Egyptian government not stepped in to stop them.
 
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