AAM Getty International Program
Egypt has a rich heritage of antiquities which spans thousands of years. This heritage does not only belong to Egypt, but also to world heritage. During and after the events of the January 25, 2011 uprising, archaeological sites and museums across Egypt have been attacked and looted of more than thirty three thousand objects. In addition, the Islamic Art Museum Cairo, El-Arish Museum in Sinai, and Malawy Museum in Minya have been bombed. Egypt and world heritage not only lost priceless objects but valuable documentation. Egypt is now facing difficulties to repatriate these stolen objects because of lack of documentation. Learn about an initiative that is addressing this issue, its difficulties and challenges, and outcomes to-date.