K. von Habsburg
- Civil-Military Assessment Mission for Egyptian Heritage by Blue Shield and IMCuRWG, February 12 to 16, 2011: mission report
- Vienna: Blue Shield
- Document type
- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
- Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research (AIHR)
The objective of the mission was to assess possible damages and looting attempts to Egyptian Heritage sites and museums after the recent unrests.
Many contradicting messages were reported regarding looting and vandalism, without the possibility of properly checking the real situation. Therefore there was an urgent need to send a mission especially to those sites that were supposedly affected by criminal acts, in order to document the situation, to state damages incurred and to encourage the parties involved to further efforts in protecting the invaluable Cultural Heritage of Egypt.