Sunday, February 20, 2011

Looting of the Egyptian Museum

BBC News

Video. BBC News reporter Christian Fraser looks at the state of play at the Egyptian Museum. Showing the broken display cases that were first shown on Al Jazeera footage, this video dating to the 16th February this is slightly out of date because two of the artefacts said to be missing have now been found. But it is a very good look at how thieves broke into the museum. Fraser also asks the obvious question about where tourist money has gone, given that there is no state of the art security for the museum and virtually no environmental management of the valuable and fragile collections.

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