Looters ransack Egyptian antiques museum and snatch priceless artifacts


Jill Reilly
The Daily Mail
August 19, 2013

Photo: Via the Associated Press

Photo: Via the Associated Press

Egypt’s famous Malawi National Museum has been ransacked, looted and smashed up by vandals in another example of the recent unrest in the country.

Photos of the damaged artefacts and empty display cases were released this afternoon as supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi fought a gunbattle with security forces in a Cairo mosque.

According to a statement made by the Ministry of Antiquities, the museum, in the Upper Egyptian city of Minya, was allegedly broken into and some artifacts were damaged and stolen on Thursday evening.

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