There is finally some GOOD news out of Egypt; Egyptian police have recovered some artifacts stolen from the Egyptian museum. See
If accurate, the report undercuts competing claims that the looting: (a) was an inside job by corrupt museum workers or police; or (b) the work of sophisticated criminals stealing artifacts "to order" for wealthy collectors from abroad.
Rather, the suspects seem to be unsophisticated locals who had hoped to take advantage of the unrest to "make a king's ransom" in cash.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Some Pieces Recovered From Egyptian Museum Break In
Posted by Cultural Property Observer at 6:53 AM
Labels: Egypt, Egyptian Museum, looters, Looting, stolen antiquities
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