Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

#1267 – Egypt: Archaeology Upheaval

Cairo Museum

Cairo Museum

With all that’s been happening in Egypt recently, what’s the impact on archaeology? To get the answer, we talked with egyptologist Charles Aling, a professor of history at Northwestern College. Professor Aling is the president of the Institute for Biblical Archaeology, which is the organization chiefly responsible for ARTIFAX, our quarterly magazine on Biblical Archaeology. We do know that there was a break-in at the Cairo Museum, but beyond that information about what’s been happening in archaeology in Egypt over the last few weeks has been rather scarce.

UPDATE – March 3, 2011 – Zahi Hawass has resigned as Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities. The story at the New York Times Art Beat Blog. More information on archaeological marauders in Egypt in this story.

FURTHER UPDATE – March 5, 2011 – The Associated Press reports looting is become a larger concern.

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