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Hillary States She Will Personally Help Protect Priceless Egyptian Artifacts

January 31, 2011

Due to the violence in Egypt, British Airways chartered an extra aircraft to rescue stranded tourists from Cairo as its airport witnessed chaotic scenes, with tourists desperately trying to flee the violence.

Yesterday mummies in the country’s national museum were destroyed by looters attempting to steal the treasures of King Tutankhamun.

Soldiers were positioned at the Pyramids and Cairo’s Egyptian Museum – the holding place for Tutankhamun’s priceless golden mask and other artifacts – on the fifth day of anti-government demonstrations in the country’s capital.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she would personally help protect the priceless Egyptian artifacts.