Egypt Antiquities Damaged, at Risk During Unrest
See Egyptian artifacts damaged during the current instability. Can Egypt's historic sites and antiquities be protected? Video.
Looting attempts at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and at other historic sites have underscored the vulnerability of "a cultural legacy that belongs to mankind." Can the country's antiquities and sites be protected?
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Political unrest in Egypt turned attention toward the country’s historic sites and vast collection of antiquities.
SOUNDBITE: Terry Garcia, Exec. VP National Geographic Mission Programs - “Egypt is I guess you could say the entire country, is literally a museum and store room for ancient history. I don’t believe it would be an overstatement to say it is one of the great cultural legacies