Reminiscent of events following the liberation of Baghdad . . .
MUMMIES DECAPITATED IN AN ATTEMPT TO STEAL KING TUT's TREASURES
Egyptian police step up guard at its national monuments today after looters break into the National Museum in an attempt to steal King Tut's treasures including King Tut's gold funeral mask.
While in the museum the looters smashed and broke many of the museums irreplaceable statues and historical pieces including beheading two 2,0000 year old mummies destroying them. Many of the display cases were destroyed and the contents are missing.
Egypt’s top archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, told state television Egyptians on the street had tried to protect the building, but that the looters had entered from above. “I felt deeply sorry . . . when I came this morning to the Egyptian Museum and found that some had tried to raid the museum by force last night,” Hawass, chairman of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said.
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