June 3, 2012 12:01
Modern Egypt feverish revolutionary sentiments. Riots in Cairo led to looting. And the first target of robbers — The National Museum, a priceless storehouse of ancient civilization.
After the largest raid gone unique exhibits: two statues of King Tutankhamun, the statue of his father Akhenaten and stepmother Nefertiti, quartzite bust their daughter's heart and Skorobeya. These works of art can not be sold, in addition, some objects have sacred, magical significance. Experts do not rule out that the real purpose of the Egyptian revolution — taking ancient sacred objects.