Priceless Egyptian artefacts feared destroyed in South London museum fire

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Priceless ancient Egyptian artefacts are feared lost forever after a fire  gutted the museum building they were housed in.

A coin from Queen Cleopatra's reign during 51 to 30BC as well as mummies, fragments of tombs from Thebes and stones inscripted with hieroglyphs may have been destroyed in the blaze which raged for nearly five hours at the Cuming Museum in Southwark yesterday afternoon.

Antinoupolis archaeological site being 'destroyed systematically'

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Destructions Antinoopolis

An Egyptian independent archaeologist has warned on Friday that Antinoupolis, one of the country’s largest archaeological sites located in Minya, is being “destroyed systematically” by residents amid a complete failure from the government to protect the site.
Monica Hanna, a researcher with the University of Humboldt in Berlin, told Egypt Independent that she received information from archaeologists who work at the site of the ancient Roman Antinoupolis, also known as Sheikh Abada, saying the site faces grave danger.

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