MORE ON: Major looting now occurring in Egypt
- Cairo Museum on fire.....??!!
A return to the destruction of the royal library a-la Augustus/Cleopatra...
--- On Wed, 2/2/11, Hester <secocreek@...> wrote:
From: Hester <secocreek@...>
Subject: Re: Cairo Museum on fire
Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 9:51 AM
As you know, Laura, that museum is a huge, cavernous place. I had not heard about the fire, but the pro-Mubarak thugs have been hurling Molotov cocktails at will, so am not
too surprised. I hated hearing that one of the big boat models and figures on it had been trashed; those are so remarkable. They better stay the hell away from the Predynastic flint knives!!
----- Original Message -----
From: Laura Nightengale
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 11:38 AM
Subject: Cairo Museum on fire
Apparently, the Cairo Museum has been set on fire from one of the Molotov cocktails the pro-Mubarak demonstrators are throwing. The army is trying to put it out.
Laura H. Nightengale
Head of Collections
Texas Archeological Research Laboratory
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station R7500
Austin, TX 78712-0714
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