Repercussions of the 2013 coup on Egypt’s monuments

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Hussein Duqeil

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After the coup d’état of July 3, 2013, incidents of robbery of antiquities increased significantly. In spite of the overwhelming evidence in this regard, yet officials have repeatedly claimed that the events of January Revolution, 2011, were behind the increase in the theft incidents, arguing that some 54 pieces were stolen from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo at the time (However, other officials said that more than 80 antiquities were stolen during the January Revolution events).

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