Skip to comments.Ancient Treasures Looted, Destroyed in Egypt's Chaos (Zahi Hawass interview)
Posted on 01/30/2011 10:42:21 PM PST by pillut48
Archaeologist Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, reports that several of the country's museums have been attacked by looters taking advantage of the political turmoil in the country.
In the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, looters stole jewelry from the museum shop and smashed a statue of Tutankhamun and other artifacts. In a Sinai store containing antiquities from the Port Said Museum, "a large group, armed with guns and a truck, entered the store, opened the boxes in the magazine and took the precious objects. Other groups attempted to enter the Coptic Museum, Royal Jewellery Museum, National Museum of Alexandria, and El Manial Museum," Hawass, who is also a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, posted on his website.
"My heart is broken and my blood is boiling. I feel that everything I have done in the last nine years has been destroyed in one day," Hawass wrote.
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Good thing the British Museum refuses to return its Egyptian artifacts.
Hawass should have known this would happen eventually. Soon they will destroy everything in the Valley of the Kings.
Those freaks would blow up the Pyramids if they could....
Animals...nothing but animals.
What a loss to world history. Such a culture of death and destruction.
I thought they were ‘ordered’ to return the artifacts by one of their courts. ? Will have to run some research I suppose.
I think the scum aren’t even native Egyptians, but Arab Muslims who have bred like filthy rabbits and have displaced the authentic population. What a miserable loss and mess, all because of the filthy Muslims. Since when have such filth ever appreciated anything other than bombs?
Perfect description: scum...bred like filthy rabbits...
They are spreading like a cancer aren’t they? Their history consists of destroying and stealing. You’re right, they are filth and they speak a filthy pig latin language which is an assault on civilized ears.
Muslims and civilization. Obviously incompatible.
Yes, they are spreading like cancer, a perfect description. Thye bring nothing but rot wherever they settle. So many nations being destroyed because they brought their filthy ways with them. Jews assimilate and bring civlization and culture, Christians bring civilization and culture, Buddhists and Sikhs bring civilization and culture, but this filthy race of scum bring nothing but chaos and misery and destruction. Everything Hitler ranted about the JEws being, the Muslims are.
Always have been, always will be.
Now they want to escape that torrid zone by violently taking over the rest of the green planet. Except now they have nuclear weapons.
(That is like half true)
Parasites, the lot of them.
Hawass may have to worry soon about losing his own head more than the mummies losing theirs.
So sad. The ancient Buddhist relics of Afghanistan, the long and noble culture of Persia, and now the majesty and glory of ancient Egypt — all despoiled and desecrated by the tantrums and greed of inbred bigoted ignorant savages.
What makes it even more appalling is the way these savages are coddled and excused by so called “intelligent” and “compassionate” liberals.
I keep getting the inkling that if Mubarak is thrown off, it may well end up being for the better. Mubarak has been running a country as a dictatorship, against a people that don’t need ot be dictated to. He’s kept the country in a ‘state of emergency’ when it didn’t need ot be for so long that it’s likely that the people are FED UP and are on the rampage as a result. It’s like how we’ve been here in the US, only we voted the liberal scum out and caused shock to them. We didn’t riot though.
The Taliban routinely blows up statues in Afghanistan whenever they can cobble together enough explosives and volunteers to come out into Predator sites.
The Muslim Brotherhood feels the same way about the infidel monuments of ancient Egypt...
“So sad. The ancient Buddhist relics of Afghanistan, the long and noble culture of Persia, and now the majesty and glory of ancient Egypt all despoiled and desecrated by the tantrums and greed of inbred bigoted ignorant savages.”
I remember hearing about the destruction of the magnificent statues in Afghanistan and it made me puke. Sooner or later they’ll start destroying France more aggresively and then the French may end up ironically leading the charge.
If they are destroyed, maybe it’ll finally WAKE UP the rest of the complacent world. China will be next, then India, and then of course Britain will start to get more aggressively trashed. Filthy scum won’t stop until we are all illiterates with no art.
Unfortunatly you’ll always end up with some young enterprising capitalist to take advantage of the situation.
That’s all well and good and if this was to obtain true freedom/liberty, then it wouldn’t be of concern but it would appear that the barbarians have hijacked the movement. They could end up like Iran or worse (if that’s even possible). The criminals are being set free in droves as well. What kind of prisoners are they? criminal action or political? In any case, it sounds like the muslims/islamic fascists are attempting to co-opt this; that is very bad news. According to the Drudge Report this evening, the anger is beginning to be directed at us and Israel (of course). We know who is behind that.
Is that The Stinx?
Those freaks would blow up the Pyramids if they could....
They will simpily continue the time honored Egyptian tradition of using the stones for other builkdings. A new palace for the Caliphate, for instance.
Time honored muslim cultural tradition, is all. Whatever they destroy in Egypt during the coming days, is like nothing to what they destroyed when Islam first swept across North African, Persia, and the Middle East.
What we have left today are only the dregs they missed the first time around, or were discovered later and kept for tourist revenue.
The coming Umma has no use for the past, only the road to gaining universal access to Paradise matters to them.
What a tool.
After Mubarak, the deluge.
Egyptians will look back fondly on “the good old days” under Mubarak...
These stupid filthy animals have punished Egypt for the sin of taking money from tourists wanting to see the only thing Egypt has to offer the world.
They will now have to go back to living in tents and ******* camels for amusement, waiting for Allah’s blessing of virgins in the afterlife.
I think disease carrying filthy rats are a better analogy. The disease being violence, hatred, and destruction. What is happening now, has much parallel to what happened to Rome in about 400 a.d. Except his time insert western culture and civilization.
Amen....they are TOTAL Animals and cannot govern themselves...they NEED a Dictator....sadly.
Why would anyone expect moslems to do anything else?
I believe one of the moslem rulers of Egypt tried to destroy the pyramids centuries ago. they gave up after removing some of the blocks.
I wonder why the civilized nations allow such truly important world treasures, such as King Tut’s treasures to remain in such unstable countries like ALL the moslem ones.
They would be much safer in America, Britain, or other European countries, until they are taken over by the moslem mobs.
*** is like nothing to what they destroyed when Islam first swept across North African, Persia, and the Middle East.***
Years ago, there was a thread on FR about how the Great Library at Alexandria was destroyed. While blamed on Christians, this thread showed it was actually the moslems who destroyed the Library’s book collections.
Is that the Sphinxter?
I've always thought that Hawass was a pompous jackwagon who felt that he .. and only he .. had personal ownership over all artifacts in Egypt and that only his interpretation of Egyptian history was valid. I made a special effort to avoid watching any history program which featured him as a primary narrator or interpreter.
For too many years, he had his way with antiquities interpretation, defending his interpretations and talking about how only Egypt .. and, by extension, he .. could safeguard those antiquities, and demanding return to Egypt of all "stolen" artifacts. I hope the rabble burns down all of the museums in Egypt so they can sit around and groove on the rubble of Islam after it's all destroyed.
Um, just a memory from an art class I took long ago BUT didn’t the British used to import mummies for ‘mummy unwrapping parties’, and use them ground up for paint pigments? I also seem to remember mummies being used for firewood...
I remember mummy wrappings being used for something but can’t remember what it was.
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They were ground up into powder also used for quack health cures, IIRC.