Second I can’t believe the latest statements of Dr. Zahi Hawas, our famous Egyptologist is underestimating the theft and the historical value of these paintings
Dr. Zahi justified the fact that there is no enough security in this palace as it is not logic to spend LE 50 Million to protect paintings that do not worth LE 1/2 Million.
This is the world famous Zahi Hawas, the head of the supreme council of antiquities in Egypt !!! As long as those paintings are not ancient Egyptian they are not worth enough for Dr. Zahi !!!
May be they don’t worth much in the eyes of Dr.Zahi but they are part of the Egyptian history which has not stopped at the Ancient Egyptians only.
Anyhow I believe those paintings were stolen to be sold inside not outside Egypt , yes there are some people in Egypt who want to buy such paintings to be add more value to their palaces in Katamiya hills , oh yes do not underestimate the nouveau riche power in Egypt nowadays.
- More about the Palace from the Egypt State Information service.
- I think I was right when I said the paintings are in Egypt , according to Youm 7 someone reported to the Police that he heard some persons offering historical paintings for sale to an Art gallery in Zamalak at a Cafe there , I hope they catch them soon.
- This is the second theft that happens in the museum, the first one happened last year and 7 paintings were stolen.