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Egyptian Museum reopens after turmoil

2011-03-23 01:41:47 GMT2011-03-23 09:41:47(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Photo taken on March 22, 2011 shows an exhibit at the Egyptian Museum, at the Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, capital of Egypt. The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. Dozens of ancient Egyptian artifacts were stolen as looters broke into the museum amid massive demonstrations that led to the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Fortunately, some of them were retrieved. Now the number of tourists visiting the museum rebounded after the turmoil in Egypt. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)

Tourists visit the Egyptian Museum, at the Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, capital of Egypt, March 22, 2011. The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)

Photo taken on March 22, 2011 shows the Mask of Tutankhamun's mummy at the Egyptian Museum, at the Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, capital of Egypt. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)

Photo taken on March 22, 2011 shows an exhibit at the Egyptian Museum, at the Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, capital of Egypt. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)

Photo taken on March 22, 2011 shows an exhibit at the Egyptian Museum, at the Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, capital of Egypt. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)

Photo taken on March 22, 2011 shows an exhibit at the Egyptian Museum, at the Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, capital of Egypt. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. Dozens of ancient Egyptian artifacts were stolen as looters broke into the museum amid massive demonstrations that led to the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Fortunately, some of them were retrieved. Now the number of tourists visiting the museum rebounded after the turmoil in Egypt.

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