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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Egypt's Mallawi Museum Reopens with Looted Collection Largely Restored

An Egyptian restorer fixes one the pieces that was broken by looters at the Egyptian Museum An Egyptian restorer fixes one the pieces that was broken by looters at the Egyptian Museum cctv-africa.com

In 2013, looters entered the Mallawi Museum in Minia, Egypt, shot staff and a security guard, and absconded with or vandalized 1,000 objects from the collection. Information on the missing artifacts was distributed and in the ensuing years nearly all of the items have been returned. To aid in protecting the collections from future assaults, the museum has spent £864,000 in renovations, which include modern display cases, improved lighting, and security.

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