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Egyptian Museum Looted

Cairo's Egyptian Museum Weathers Looting, Riots

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 11.26.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

One of the most memorable images of the revolution in Egypt was local citizens forming a human chain to protect the Egyptian Antiquities Museum on Tahrir Square. Sadly, this followed reports that the museum had been ransacked and looted. What happened during those tumultuous days inside the museum -- and how is the museum doing today, 21 months later?

Zahi Hawass Officially Reappointed As Egypt's Antiquities Chief

Ahram Online | Posted 06.04.2011 | Arts

Five days after his meeting with Egypt Prime Minister Essam Sharaf renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass has been officially reappointed to the post of Eg...

Highlights This Week: Swimsuits, Cezanne, King Tut

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Love, mummies and street art. It's been a busy and eclectic week on the Arts page: from lots of Valentine's Day love to mystifying sculpture inspired ...

Key Statue Of King Tut's Father Found In Trash, Returned To Egyptian Museum

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

CAIRO — Egypt said it will reopen historical sites to tourism on Sunday as it sought to revive a key industry shattered in the turmoil that oust...

Credibility Gap: Two Gilded King Tut Statues Among 18 Objects Purloined From Egyptian Museum

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

We need more transparency from Egypt's Minister of Antiquities. If Hawass didn't know the full extent of the vandalism and looting, he should have acknowledged that, rather than giving blanket assurances that all was well.

Highlights This Week: Cellos, Cheaters, And Cyberspace

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

From cello renditions of a Kanye West hit to reports that creative people are more likely to cheat, from the discovery of a 1929 film of the Ballet Ru...

Eyewitness: Egyptian Museum Hit With Molotov Cocktail

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

CAIRO, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Petrol bombs were thrown in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said. An Egyptologist said some had landed...

Looters Behead Mummies At Famed Egyptian Museum

AP | MAGGIE HYDE and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Would-be looters broke into Cairo's famed Egyptian Museum, ripping the heads off two mummies and damaging about 10 small artifacts befor...