Saturday, January 29, 2011

Egypt Falling Apart

News articles from Egypt indicate dozens dead in riots to overthrow the long ruling dictator Hosni Mubarak. The president has dismissed his government in an attempt to calm the riots and there are reports that Egypt's first lady Suzanne Mubarak has fled the country for the comfort of London.

Al Jazeera has excellent coverage of what is happening including the concern over the looting and damaging of the Cairo museum and a number of it's artifacts including the reported destruction of two mummies and a number of gilded statues from Tutankhamun's tomb.

Kate Phizackerley over at her Valley of Kings site is keeping a good timeline of events including a phone call with Jane Akshar from Luxor News who reports that Luxor is relatively quiet.

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