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Friday, March 18, 2011

Some Egyptian Museum Artifacts Recovered

Some good news: the partial looting of the Egyptian Museum on January 29, along with other looting o9f archaeological sites elsewhere, was one of the real cultural downsides of the Egyptian Revolution. Now, Al-Ahram Online is reporting that three of the thieves have been apprehended and some items recovered. The headline says "16" out of 54 artifacts have been recovered, while the body text says 12, and the breakdown also sounds like 12, so possibly it was hasty headline writing.

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