Egyptian Mummies Set on Fire in Morsi Ousting Riot

15 Sep 2013 9:26 PM | Anonymous

Egyptian Mummies Set on Fire in Morsi Ousting Riot


Ancient Egyptian mummies were torched, antiquities destroyed and a 3,500 year-old limestone statue stolen in five-day rampage.

More than 1,000 objects were looted and destroyed from the Malawi Antiquities Museum, 200 miles south of Cairo.

The museum was a testament to the Amarna Period, named after its location in southern Egypt that was once the royal residence of Nefertiti.

"It was pure mayhem; the result of pure thuggery," said Monica Hanna, a leading Egyptian archaeologist, who witnessed the destruction.

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