Monday, 11 April 2011

Hawass: about 1,000 relics stolen during Egyptian unrest

According to Egypt's Minister for Antiquities Zahi Hawass, thieves stole around 1,000 relics from Egypt’s museums and archaeological sites after public protests against the country’s government broke out in January

An the inventory of all the items that were stolen during the uprising and the weeks of unrest thereafter, will be given to UNESCO, the UN cultural agency.

Artefacts, including a statue of King Tutankhamun and objects from the time of the rebel Pharaoh Akhenaten, are missing from the Egyptian Museum after looters broke in during unrest.

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