NBC’s Rock Center Reports on Ancient Egyptian Artifacts Looted After Revolution
Thursday, June 28 at 10pm/9c on NBC
Egypt has a new President, the first ever to be democratically elected. Now, among his many challenges, he must try to stop the systematic looting of some of civilization’s greatest treasures. Richard Engel journeys to the land of the Pyramids to discover why the Arab Spring is turning into a disaster for archaeologists, and for many of history’s most ancient and valuable artifacts.
U.C. Berkeley archaeologist Carol Redmont, who has been excavating and studying ancient sites in Egypt for over 20 years, speaks with Richard Engel about the dramatic increase in looting and robbery of ancient artifacts on this week’s Rock Center. The full report airs this Thursday, June 28 at 10pm/9c on NBC.