Cairo: Protectors of Egyptian Monuments
Antiquity / Cultural Heritage / Egypt

Cairo: Protectors of Egyptian Monuments

A team of twenty Egyptologists stand between looted artifacts and the black market in times of quiet and crisis.

With round the clock surveillance and intervention at Cairo Airport, Egyptian men and women work side by side to ensure that any artifact older than 100 years does not leave the country. Since January 25, 2011 more than 30 attempts have been blocked with seized artifacts returned to the proper antiquity protectorate. Continue reading