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  • George Thomas
    Cairo Museum on fire.....??!!   A return to the destruction of the royal library a-la Augustus/Cleopatra... ... From: Hester Subject:
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 2, 2011
      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
      To: TXARCH-L@...
      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!!
       
      Tom

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Laura Nightengale
      To: TXARCH-L@...
      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


      Laura H. Nightengale
      Head of Collections
      Texas Archeological Research Laboratory
      The University of Texas at Austin
      1 University Station R7500
      Austin, TX 78712-0714

      512-475-6853




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