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UNESCO team 'shocked' at Egypt Islamic museum loss
« on: January 31, 2014, 02:44:28 PM »
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/unesco-team-shocked-egypt-islamic-museum-loss

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CAIRO (AP) — UNESCO pledged Friday to help restore a renowned museum dedicated to Islamic history in Cairo that was devastated by a bomb last week, with officials expressing "shock" at the scale of the damage.

The Museum of Islamic Art was across the street from the truck bomb that targeted the Egyptian capital's security headquarters on Jan. 24. It killed four people and caused damage to buildings for hundreds of meters (yards) around, smashing the museum's facade and sending debris crashing onto exhibits.

Egypt's Antiquities Minister Mohammed Ibrahim said that 164 of the 1,471 items on display were damaged, of which 90 could be reassembled or restored. Most of the 74 irreparably damaged items were glass and porcelain, smashed to powder.

On a tour of the building on Friday, shattered glass littered the floor while fragments and steel slabs from the broken windows lay all over.

"It was an outstanding museum and to see it now, inside at least, totally destroyed is a big shock for us," Christian Manhart, head of UNESCO's museums sections, said at a news conference.

The U.N. cultural agency had already set aside emergency funds of $100,000 on the same day of the blast and said further technical and financial help would follow after detailed reports were filed. Ibrahim said the American government would provide 1 million Egyptian pounds (about $150,000) while a well-known actor, Mohammed Sobhy, said he was giving 50,000 pounds (around $7,200).


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Re: UNESCO team 'shocked' at Egypt Islamic museum loss
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014, 03:41:58 PM »
If only UNESCO were shocked enough to do something meaningful about Islamofacism......

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Re: UNESCO team 'shocked' at Egypt Islamic museum loss
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014, 05:33:20 PM »
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That place was beautiful.

People create. They can't help it, it's a gift from God that must be used. To think of the wonderful glass work they had on display simply gone for good is sickening.
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Re: UNESCO team 'shocked' at Egypt Islamic museum loss
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2014, 06:50:42 PM »
If only UNESCO were shocked enough to do something meaningful about Islamofacism......
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Why care about the human victims of Islamonutz, when there are artifacts at risk?
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