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Egyptian Antiquities

At Risk: Egypt's Heritage -- and Our Own

Deborah Lehr | Posted 05.26.2014 | World
Deborah Lehr

There is a crisis unfolding in Egypt: some of the world's most precious archaeological sites and artifacts are being senselessly looted.

2011's Top 10 Moments In Art, So Far

The Huffington Post | Analise Roland | Posted 09.17.2011 | Home

Since we've made it halfway through 2011, we thought we'd take a look back at the art moments that have defined this year so far. From the defacing of...

Zahi Hawass FIRED

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.16.2011 | Arts

CAIRO -- Egypt's antiquities minister, whose trademark Indiana Jones hat made him one the country's best known figures around the world, was fired Sun...

Egyptian Antiquities Chief, Zahi Hawass, Resigns

nytimes.com | KATE TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Zahi Hawass, Egypt's powerful and controversial antiquities chief, resigned on Thursday along with the prime minister, after posting on his Web site f...

Egyptian Museum Missing 18 Items After Unrest

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — A full inventory of the Egyptian Museum has found that looters escaped with 18 items during the anti-government unrest, including two gi...

The Egyptian Museum: What Could Be Lost?

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Some of the world's greatest antiquities were threatened when petrol bombs landed in the gardens of the famed Egyptian Museum, Reuters is reporting. ...

Egyptian Museum's Zahi Hawass On The Antiquities Looting Crisis

Zahi Hawass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

On Friday, January 28, 2011, when the protest marches began in Cairo, I heard that a curfew had been issued that started at 6.00pm on Friday evening u...