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A study has concluded that many of the UK's historic sites are under threat from illegal metal detector users. History enthusiasts are frustrated that little is being done to prevent the damage.

2009-02-16

 UK archaeology looting metal detector Roman Saxon
For lovers of ancient history, the Egyptian Museum and the priceless, cultural treasures it contains have been in alarmingly close proximity to troubles in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Following an inventory, Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass has now confirmed for the first time that artefacts were stolen during a break-in on 28 January. In a statement entitled "sad news", he lists 18 items that have disappeared. They include a...

2011-02-13

 Egypt revolution protest demonstration looting ancient Egypt museum history
Tutankhamun's trumpet was one of the rare artefacts stolen from the Cairo Museum during the recent uprising. The 3,000-year-old instrument is rarely played, but a 1939 BBC radio recording captured its haunting sound.

2011-04-17

 looting Tutankhamun trumpet music archaeology ancient Egypt sound history revolution Egypt