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Pictures: Looters Shatter Museum of Ancient Egyptian Treasures


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

Marty
- 639 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Amid the deadly chaos that has erupted in Egypt, the country's cultural heritage took a hit last week when looters ransacked the archaeological museum in the town of Mallawi.



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Peggy A. (0)
Monday August 26, 2013, 8:36 am
Noted
 

S J. (123)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 2:15 pm
Heart breaking, how could people do such thing like this?

Thanks Marty
 

Roger Garin-michaud (129)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 4:17 pm
noted, thanks
 

catherine g. (13)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 10:36 pm
This is so sad. Why try to destroy such priceless artefacts? The human race can be so stupid sometimes
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 3:28 am
Sadly noted.
 

Darren Woolsey (168)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 11:11 am
Tragic, but the human species seems to have a predilection for destruction... hidden deep within its own flawed psyche.
 

GGmaSheila D. (174)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 12:06 pm
Sad and not understanding why thieves have to be so destructive...steal, if you must, but stop destroying everything else. I know, neatness not required in a greedy thief. Noted with thanks.
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 2:08 pm
How sad and disappointing. Thanks Marty.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 2:37 pm
You can find those artifacts in the homes of the elite!
 

Bob P. (410)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 3:32 pm
thanks
 

Marty Powell (135)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 3:42 pm
The statue of the married couple, the one that was broken by the criminals, was iconic. It was featured in almost every class that I have taken. It has also been featured in many magazines. Now its smashed on the floor
 

cynthia B. (239)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 2:14 am
This is tragic and so damn sad
 

caroline s. (83)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 5:12 am
Quel désastre }:-((
 

Sergio Padilla (61)
Friday August 30, 2013, 6:11 pm
This is so wrong....
 

Nimue P. (307)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 12:01 am
Bastards.
 

Klaus Peters (14)
Monday September 16, 2013, 8:05 am
What a sick and primitive lot of people. I guess these artifacts will end up in private collections.
 
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