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Egypt´s Antiquities Fall
Victim to Political Chaos

Associated Press, by Barbara Surk

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/4/2013 4:19:35 AM

CAIRO — The century-old home of Egypt´s mummies and King Tutankhamun´s treasures is trying to make the best out of the worst times of political turmoil. But the Egyptian Museum is taking a hammering on multiple levels, from riots on its doorstep to funding so meager it can´t keep up paper clip supplies for its staff. The museum, a treasure trove of pharaonic antiquities, has long been one of the centerpieces of tourism to Egypt. But the constant instability since the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak has dried up tourism to the country, slashing a key source of revenue.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/4/2013 5:11:27 AM     (No. 9639335)

"Political Chaos?" How about intentional destruction by bitter ousted Muslim Brotherhood invaders.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bkt23, 12/4/2013 5:58:16 AM     (No. 9639373)

The MB couldn´t have done it without Obama´s help, #1.

Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan are all a mess. Syria is in a state of civil war. Gee, it´s almost as though Obama and our State Department are working to deliberately destabilize the ME.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TigerLilly, 12/4/2013 7:11:59 AM     (No. 9639450)

I have always been fascinated by the Pyramids and the ancient Egyptians and would love to see it all first hand but I guess that is off of the table now. What a shame that the MB has ruined so much of the world and so many countries.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/4/2013 12:37:33 PM     (No. 9639945)

Fact this: If the Muslims were left in charge they would destroy all the antiquities as ´non Koran´ authorized and meld down the gold relics and sell for weapons.

Be very careful what you ask for!

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