Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thieves Strike the Khedive Tawfiq Mausoleum

This is another sad article on a theft in Egypt. This time it is Khedive Tawfiq Mausoleum which has been the victim of theft of two elaborately embroidered pieces of cloth that were hanging in the mausoleum. The Kiswa as they are known were behind thick glass which the robbers smashed.

In the past a Saudi Arabian princess tried to bribe the elderly guard to take them with her to no avail. The Kiswa may well have been stolen for an interested party? It appears that once again the theft was made easier by the incompetence of Egyptian politicians and bureaucrats.

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