Sunday, August 18, 2013

Malawi National Museum in Minya, Egypt, looted

From Reuters:
The Malawi National Museum in Minya, Egypt was looted on Wednesday, and archaeologist Dr. Monica Hanna told Reuters on Thursday that the eastern desert road south to Minya was blocked by Egypt's government forces, and the western road was unsafe to travel.

The Associated Press visited the Malawi Museum, and collected a series of stunning yet tragic photos that show the destruction. Read the full AP account here (photo below).
READ: Archaeologist in Egypt documents archaeological site damage and stolen museum artifacts
Hanna told Reuters on Thursday that more than 1,000 artifacts held in high regard by the international Egyptian archaeologist and historian community were taken from the Museum. The community, with Hanna, are using on-the-ground contacts and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to collect reports, photos, and video of attacks against Christian (Coptic) churches, schools, and orphanages.