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Antiquities news from Egypt

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  • Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiqui
    El Ahram says:Egypt s archaeological sites and museums closed indefinitelyhttp://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/79035/Heritage/
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 14, 2013
      El Ahram says:
      Egypt's archaeological sites and museums closed indefinitely
      http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/79035/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Egypts-archaeological-sites-and-museums-closed-ind.aspx

      Reports say that the Museum in Mallawi (near Amarna) has been looted!
      http://www.elaosboa.com/show.asp?id=7107&vnum=elaosboa&page=Arts#.UgwRRdK87oL 

      SSEA Newsletter correspondent Monica Hanna says the word is that 
       "the museum is almost gone, all small pieces are completely looted"
      Monica Hanna (@monznomad) https://twitter.com/monznomad/statuses/367772387959263232
      August 14, 2013

      Amongst the items reported taken is a statue of a daughter of Akhenaten:
      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BRqWp25CQAACkX6.jpg:large

      Luxor Times is reporting on news from Luxor, including the burning of the Horus Hotel:
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