I saw an interview last night with Dr. Zahi Hawass, Minister of Antiquities. It was very disturbing to know there are thefts on antiquities store rooms on daily basis.

The tourist police is in charge of securing the sites and antiquities store rooms. They are not back in their locations yet. Every evening, gangs of armed men attack historical sites and manage to go into the storage locations to steal whatever they like. So far there is no exact count of what is missing.

These locations are secured by Antiquities Department employees, but they are not licensed to carry firearms.

The only location that is secured now is the Egyptian Museum. it is protected by the army.

I always thought there will be victims to establish democracy, but I’m very shocked to see our police absent and our heritage is plundered.

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