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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was reading messages on EEF and apparently the damage at the Egyptian museum also includes two statues of Tutankhamen. The famous gilded image of the king standing on a papyrus boat with a spear or harpoon has been ripped off its base.

http://www.eloquentpeasant.com/2011/01/29/statues-of-tutankhamun-damagedstolen-from-the-egyptian-museum/

The site above has images of the statues as they were and some of the damage.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

anneke wrote:
I was reading messages on EEF and apparently the damage at the Egyptian museum also includes two statues of Tutankhamen. The famous gilded image of the king standing on a papyrus boat with a spear or harpoon has been ripped off its base.

http://www.eloquentpeasant.com/2011/01/29/statues-of-tutankhamun-damagedstolen-from-the-egyptian-museum/

The site above has images of the statues as they were and some of the damage.


This is all very sad. Fortunately the damage looks repairable. It's a good thing that the vandals were stopped before they could do more damage.

Watching the reports from Cairo especially images of protestors surrounding tanks reminds me unfortunately of Tiannemen Sqauare. That of course did not turn out well for the Chinese people. Hopefully things will turn out better here.
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It sounds like the army is not doing a whole lot. It apparently is also not maintaining order and there are some reports of criminals breaking from jail, etc.

I do hope much of the damage in the museum can be repaired.

I must admit that when I am worrying about the antiquities, that feels a bit odd to me. I do not want anything to happen to them and I would like to see them protected. But while thinking about these objects part of my mind keeps interrupting with "what about the people?".
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found this on another forum

http://www.eloquentpeasant.com/2011/01/29/statues-of-tutankhamun-damagedstolen-from-the-egyptian-museum/

Iím afraid some of the damages will be beyond repair.

Supposedly in Luxor things should be calm and tanks are posted near the monuments as at the pyramids in Gizeh. The Theban necropolis is unprotected by the army, but the locals there are protecting the tombs from being vandalized.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tihk that if the president go off, like his tunnisian colegue, the wors is still to came. We have been through that in Bulgaria, and the state was robbed, everyting created before, was destroyed or stolen. Not in the actual remonstrance, but the events in a political anarchy after that. I hope this will not be the same case.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anneke wrote:
It sounds like the army is not doing a whole lot. It apparently is also not maintaining order and there are some reports of criminals breaking from jail, etc.

I do hope much of the damage in the museum can be repaired.

I must admit that when I am worrying about the antiquities, that feels a bit odd to me. I do not want anything to happen to them and I would like to see them protected. But while thinking about these objects part of my mind keeps interrupting with "what about the people?".


My thoughts echo those of yours Anneke. Although my interests in Egypt centre around artifacts and items - it is the people who need our thoughts and concerns. this is one of those times when for once it is Egypt in AD and not BC which needs our attention.

If anyone hears from Hekat/ Priest of Hekat - it would be nice to hear they are safe. Kent Weeks, Jane Akshar have been heard from, which is wonderful - but there are others who may be fine- but a little email would certainly help to put our minds at rest.

For the people who have lost their lives (and their families), my heart goes out. for those who are causing so much damage to their own country - i urge you to please aim your anger in the right direction - NOT at eachother.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Thoughts also go out to the people of Egypt who have been oppressed for decades by their regime. But letís not forget , the current regime is supported by the Western nations. Our own governments are also guilty for what is happening in Egypt know and the fact Egypt isnít yet a democracy.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ranoferhotep wrote:
My Thoughts also go out to the people of Egypt who have been oppressed for decades by their regime. But let’s not forget , the current regime is supported by the Western nations. Our own governments are also guilty for what is happening in Egypt know and the fact Egypt isn’t yet a democracy.


While I can agree with you to some extent, I have some serious doubts about the looting of the museum and de vandalism on priceless antiquities by some "protesters" (reportedly amongst them are high ranking NDP-officials.)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anneke wrote:
It sounds like the army is not doing a whole lot. It apparently is also not maintaining order and there are some reports of criminals breaking from jail, etc.

I do hope much of the damage in the museum can be repaired.

I must admit that when I am worrying about the antiquities, that feels a bit odd to me. I do not want anything to happen to them and I would like to see them protected. But while thinking about these objects part of my mind keeps interrupting with "what about the people?".


If you're talking about those six who broke from jail, they have been recaptured, the message didn't say by whom, though.

The army seems to stand guard at the museum and the Giza plateau, and are also patrolling inside the museum, - to paraphrase the movie "Enemy of the State" - " Who protects them from the "protectors" Question Question Question Question - And who will be protecting the protectors Idea Idea Idea

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The breakout I was mentioning was of some 1000 (?) from the Fayoum. Several prison officers were apparently killed in that?

I'm not sure how thorough the army protection of the sites is. I think there are tanks in Luxor for that purpose. But there must be quite a few sites that cannot be partolled. And you're right. What would stop a corrupt/tempted army person from doing damage?
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Arrow Tut Family Mummies Damaged in Egypt Riots?

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Interesting, so people are now saying it may be Yuya and Tuya. Those were very nicely preserved mummies.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anneke wrote:
Interesting, so people are now saying it may be Yuya and Tuya. Those were very nicely preserved mummies.


As suggested by Tim Reid, on the blog *** (Kate Phizackerley)- page 167 of the Complete Valley of the Kings has the photograph to show that the broken item found on the floor next to a mummy case is that of Tuya. It is the farmework which rested on the mummies' surface.

I cannot find a picture outside of the book though.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BROKEN MUMMY HEAD PHOTO:



NOT (IMO) Yuya or Tuyu, so tho is it? Is it even royal?
The preservation is MILES away from that of Yuya and Tuyu

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Styler78 wrote:
BROKEN MUMMY HEAD PHOTO:



NOT (IMO) Yuya or Tuyu, so tho is it? Is it even royal?
The preservation is MILES away from that of Yuya and Tuyu

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Sorry i didnt quote the source:

http://terraeantiqvae.com/profiles/blogs/danos-en-el-museo-de?xg_source=activity

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