My former colleague Professor Sarah Parcak commented today on the situation at Saqqara [Facebook: Save + Restore the Egyptian Museum]
Very bad news folks: Saqqara being majorly looted. Reports from ground contacts (verified and trusted+ witnesses) are that numerous people (I was told “thousands”) digging day and night. Maia seems to be fine(?)—Serapeum broken into and partially set on fire, lots of Ibis mummies taken. Every tomb there was broken into. The army can chase them away during the day, but the night is different. …
Looting Matters: Looting at Saqqara.