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King Tut Statues Stolen From Egypt Museum


Society & Culture  (tags: King Tut Statues, steal, Egypt Museum, treasures, history )

Anna
- 1289 days ago - news.discovery.com
Sad news was announced about some of the treasures kept at the Egyptian National Museum just after Hosni Mubarak stepped down as Egypt's president.



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pam w. (191)
Monday February 14, 2011, 11:34 pm
This is a crime against history....the Egyptians who stole these things are stealing from themselves. But, these wonderful artistic treasures SHOULD belong to the world, because they represent the brilliance of artistic expression 3500 years ago!

AND..if tourism is suppressed because of their political troubles, everyone in Egypt will feel the loss. We'll never see this kind of art again....
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 4:22 am
sadly noted, thanks Anna
 

Cheryl B. (64)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 4:50 am
so sad
 

Jill Vickerman (426)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 6:34 am
Im sure that this is not all that they are going to discover happened while all the protesting was going on, already some other horrible things have come to light.
Thanks Anna...
 

Elaine M. (0)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 8:04 am
what is the world coming to when art treasures are not valued?
 

Jose Raul Garcia Prieto (0)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 8:33 am
Is sad to see that these people that take the artifacts lack the knowledge of the value to humanity of this treasures.
 

Christoffer Blomlöf (18)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 8:44 am
Maybe these thieves are the same ones who stole King Tut's penis?

On a more serious side, I doubt the thieves were Egyptians, more likely foreigners stealing priceless artifact for collectors, like was done in Baghdad after the invasion.
 

Bruno Moreira (61)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 8:48 am
sadly noted
 

Lady Kaira (2)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 9:19 am
thank you for the info is too sad
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 9:20 am
Terrible.
 

Mike H. (219)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 10:08 am
this is irreplacable-a loss for Egypt
 

Toni C. (508)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 10:23 am
When a country is in the state of chaos, whether it be protests or war, the first things that come up missing are the valuable art and artifact collections. Blackmarket values on these objects run into the millions of dollars, and private collectors are always willing to pay the price.
All I am hoping for right now is that they find the perpetrators and recover the stolen artifacts before they disappear into the underworld... otherwise they may be lost for centuries.
 

Arild Warud (163)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 10:29 am
Sad,Thanks Anna.
 

Kate A. (10)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 12:45 pm
Very sad, I hope they are returned
 

Dan(iel)) M. (24)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 12:54 pm
Sadly Noted !!!
 

Hartson Doak (33)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 1:22 pm
Unfortunately there are thieves in every society that will take advantage of any disturbance to cover their activities.
 

JOHNLEWIS HODDINOTT (77)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 1:24 pm
Heres hoping they get them back, very soon.

Be a nice to see other Countries, around the world

returning artiefacts taken IllegaIly, that now sit

in Museums, aroud the World, as well.
 

Tysu Jung (2)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 1:39 pm
Unfortunately these sort of things happen. Maybe an insiders who took it.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 1:54 pm
it is just awful !
 

Susan Lynch (126)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 2:23 pm
Tragic.
 

Cindy Black (61)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 3:16 pm
On a brighter note, (1) the damage and looting could have been much worse than it was, and (2) they're gonna have a real hard time profiting from those stolen objects. I have a hunch they'll probably be returned anonymously at some point. Guess I could be wrong tho.
 

Kelly H. (22)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 7:53 pm
THIS IS EXTRELEY SAD. A PART OF HISTORY WAS STOLEN. i UNDERSTAND THE EGYPTIANS HAVE A RIGHT TO BE OUTRAGED AND i DON'T FAULT THEM THEM FOR THAT, BUT A PEICE OF HISTORY HAS DISSAPPEARED PROBABLY NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN AND THAT'S DEVASTING. THIS IS TRULY A TRADIGY.
 

Cristina M. (131)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 9:15 pm
Interpol should be looking into rich Europeans and American collectors. There's always a list of art pieces people want to acquire no matter the means to get them. I'm sure many of these collectors were mouthwatering following the news of the chaos in Egypt waiting for the chance to get that desired statue and sadly there will always be somebody willing to sell their own heritage. I remember Iraq.
 

Leanne B. (26)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 10:26 pm
I agree Cristina M.and what a shame. Thank you Anna.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 1:51 am
So Sad. I pray that the ones who did it, will be found and punished to the fullest. Thanks Anna
 

Walter Firth (45)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 2:03 am
Noted.An irreplacable loss to the world.These people are not the descendants of the hamites so why should the cherish or preserve the memory of the most fascinating race that ever walked the earth.
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 3:44 am
Another sad tale of human greed!
 

monka blanke (74)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 4:00 am
humans can be so greedy and stupid.
 

Teresa W. (679)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 7:26 am
That's a barbarity!
 

Livia Pena (0)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 3:55 pm
Sadly noted, agree with pam, a crime against history
 

Klaus Peters (11)
Thursday February 17, 2011, 7:20 am
Criminals used the revolution to deface their own country. They stole valuable items, not in the the name of democracy, but for profit. The snakes in the grass will be caught and punished hopefully with the full force of the law. As for the Egyptian Museum, I hope you will get your treasures back, I really want to view those treasures once more. But, I do demand safety of travel.
 

Mm M. (449)
Saturday February 26, 2011, 4:10 pm
Now that is just WRONG!
 
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