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Egypt Looters Ransack Archaeological Sites

Since Hosni Mubarak's government fell last year, many of Egypt's museums have been looted.

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(This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the full interview.)

And the looting has gone beyond museums – now criminals are digging up archaeological sites and stealing their treasures.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Carol Redmount, an archaeologist at the University of California, about her efforts to stop the looting in Egypt.

Redmount described the looters stealing from El-Hibeh's archaeological dig as "essentially a gang of criminals, headed by a master criminal, who escaped from jail after the revolution."

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