Thursday, 10 February 2011

The Egyptian Museum after the break-in: an upbeat assessment

On Sunday, Jeffrey Bartholet had an exclusive interview with the director of the Egyptian Museum, who gave an optimistic report on the condition of its collection.

Tarek El Awady, director of the Egyptian Museum, is unable to suppress a happy grin. "We're very grateful," he said. A new survey of the museum's artifacts has shown that looters who broke into the museum on January 28 did less damage than curators had previously feared.

Read more: National Geographic

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