Cultural Cost of Cairo Chaos: UNESCO inspect Islamic museum bombed by Egypt Islamists

A UNESCO team of experts has assessed the damage done by a car bomb which detonated outside Cairo's Security Directorate headquarters, killing four people, and defacing an important Islamic arts museum.

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Cairo police base rocked by deadly explosion

At least five people have been killed in three bomb blasts in Cairo apparently targeting police. The first blast at the police HQ, at about 6:15am local time, killed four and injured about 70 others, according to state sources. The blast, reportedly a bomb in a vechicle, also damaged the nearby Museum of Islamic Art building. In a second blast hours later, a small IED was detonated next to police vehicles near the Behooth metro station in the Dokki district. One person was reported killed in...

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Dar al-Kutub After the Bombing by Iman Ezzeldin

Iman Ezzeldin, director of Dar al-Kutub (Bab al-Khalq) and professor of drama at Ain Shams University gave a lecture titled "Dar al-Kutub After the Bombing: Picking up the Pieces." She discussed the January 24 bombing that targeted the Cairo Security Directorate and damaged the Museum of Islamic Art and the Manuscript Reading Room of Egypt's National Library (Dar al-Kutub). The museum and Manuscript Reading Room were recently renovated after being closed for several years, but now they will be...

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Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo - #CultureUnderThreat Before and After

The Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo houses one of the greatest collections of Islamic works in the world, with over 2,500 artifacts dating from the 7th century CE to the end of the 19th century CE. The museum has 25 galleries and a great diversity of cultural artifacts, including carpets, coins, ceramics, jewelry, manuscripts, marble carvings and rare woodwork.

Following a multi-million dollar revision, the museum was severely damaged by a car bomb blast that took place on January 24, 2014. The...

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Egypt Bombing Damages Islamic Art Museum

Centuries-old glass and porcelain pieces were smashed to powder, a priceless wooden prayer niche was destroyed and manuscripts were soaked by water spewing from broken pipes when a car bombing wreaked havoc on Cairo's renowned Islamic Art Museum. Experts scrambled to try to save thousands of priceless treasures as ceilings crumbled in the 19th-century building, which had just undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation. The explosions, which targeted police and the main security headquarters,...

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Egypt rocked by series of explosions: suspected Islamist attacks on eve of revolution anniversary

Officials said a car bomb targeted Egypt police headquarters in the heart of Cairo leaving at least four people dead and scores wounded.

The nearby Islamic Art Museum was also badly damaged in the blast.

A third blast went off in the Egyptian capital on Friday, targeting a police station near the famous Giza Pyramids.

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UNESCO assess damage of Museum of Islamic Arts after explosion

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Delegates from the International Council of Museums and UNESCO visit the Museum of Islamic Arts to assess the damage caused by the bomb targeting the Cairo Security directorate on Friday 24 January

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