Supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi have damaged ancient Egyptian statues in the Upper Egyptian city of Al-Minya. They have also looted more than 1,000 treasured historical artefacts.
Looters almost wiped out the Malawi National Museum: out of 1,089 artefacts that it housed, 1,040 are reportedly missing, Ahram Online reported.
An internal investigation by an archaeology committee revealed that statues too heavy to carry were deliberately damaged, Ahmad Sharaf, head of the museums department at the Ministry of State of Antiquities (MSA) said.
"It is a great loss and I am really saddened by what has happened to such a museum," Sharaf was quoted as saying. He decried the attack calling it an "indecent action" and condemned pro-Morsi protesters for destroying the "nation's heritage and treasures"...