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December 6, 2013

Despite political chaos, Cairo museum planning an upgrade

Associated Press

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The Egyptian Museum was one of the centerpieces of tourism to Egypt, but tourism has dried up and a ban on sending antiquities on tour has cut off a major source of funding.

CAIRO — The home of Egypt's mummies and King Tutankhamun's treasures is trying to make the best out of the worst times of political turmoil. But the Egyptian Museum is taking a hammering on multiple levels, from riots on its doorstep to funding so meager it can't keep up paper clip supplies for its staff.

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