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Reward set for ancient Egyptian artefacts looted during Jan 25 Revolution

Egyptian antiquities ministry offers LE 500 - 50 thousand ($86 - $8500) for the return of missing artefacts or information that leads to their whereabouts

Nevine El-Aref , Saturday 23 Apr 2011
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The ministry of state for antiquities affairs (MSAA) offers a reward to any Egyptian citizen for the return or information that leads to the discovery of any of the artefacts that were stolen in the break-ins at the Egyptian museum and other archaeological sites during the chaos of Egypt’s January 25 Revolution.

Zahi Hawass minister of state of the MSAA, said that the cash compensation will range from between LE 500 to 50 thousand ($86 - $8500).

Egyptians are resentful of the criminals who took advantage of the situation during the revolution to loot museums and warehouses, however they are also quite proud to see that ordinary Egyptian citizens played a major role in physically protecting the Egyptian museum during the break-ins on 29 January and that others have willingly handed over some of the missing artefacts.

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Dr. Anthony R. Santoro
21-05-2011 09:19am
Zahi Hawass
I was of the impression that Zahi Hawass has been discharged from all official positions he held both in the Ministry governing antiquities in particiular and also in the larger Ministry of Culture to which he was appointed by former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak shortly before Mr. Mubarak was forced from office. Can anyone comment on Hawass with clarity?
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