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Giza pyramids damaged by looters

Cultural heritage experts say some of Egypt’s ancient sites have been damaged as the country is experiencing its biggest anti-government protests in three decades.

Director of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) Dr. Gerry Scott says that a number of archaeology teams have decided to leave including those at the Dakhleh Oasis and at the Temple of Mut in Luxor.

Talking with project directors and archaeologists, Scott has been collecting information and helping those who want to leave the country.

Inspired by the recent popular revolution in Tunisia, which resulted in the historic overthrow of Zine El Abidin Ben Ali, Egyptians have staged similar anti-government protests since January 24, 2011, calling on Mubarak to step down from power after three decades in office.

On Friday, Mubarak sacked his cabinet and called for national dialogue in an attempt to staunch the flow of public outcry over poverty, high unemployment rates and rampant corruption.


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