Sunday, January 30, 2011
Recently opened last year after, after an eight year restoration valued in $10 million dollars, The Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo (Cairo Museum) was vandalized by looters during the protests that are taking place in the Egypt.
Several cabinets, artifacts and two mummies were damaged. A casket was also opened.
It seems however that looters didn't manage to steal any of the artifacts.
Conscientious citizens have formed a human cord to protect the museum, while the authorities are taking the necessary procedures to avoid further assaults.