Protecting Egyptian Antiquities from Looting

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A soldier stands guard next to Tutankhamun's gold funerary mask inside the Egyptian Museum as Egyptian state minister of antiquities Zahi Hawass talks to reporters on February 16, 2011

For centuries, Egyptian archaeological sites have been looted–most recently to feed the black market trade of antiquities. Egyptian archaeologist Dr. Monica Hanna talks about the looting situation in Egypt, which has grown more pressing since the 2011 uprising. She’s used social media informed people about the problem and to enabled the return of stolen objects. Dr. Hanna is the recipient of the 2014 SAFE Beacon Award from the nonprofit SAFE/Saving Antiquities for Everyone.

Excerpt from "Egypt's Tomb Raiders," with Monica Hanna