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Friday, 12 June 2015 09:40

Two Curators Have Been Arrested for Stealing Artifacts from the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

Cairo, Egypt. Cairo, Egypt. Wikipedia

Police have arrested two curators of a new Cairo museum for allegedly stealing ancient artifacts and replacing them with replicas, the antiquities ministry said on Wednesday.

Looting of the country's cultural heritage has increased since the popular uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak in 2011 and during the years of political turmoil that followed.

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