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Egypt's museums and monuments are deserted

On a normal day, the museum is jammed with foreign tourists, surveying treasures of an ancient civilization – mummies, alabaster caskets, granite statues, chariots and gold sheet thrones. One bed incorporates wildlife shapes – the head of a hippopotamus, a leopard’s body and the back and tail of a crocodile.

But on Thursday, the majestic stone faces and forms lining the halls had the place largely to themselves.

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