War and civil unrest are two major risks to Heritage sites and artifacts, as we are sadly reminded almost daily. After the catastrophic sequence of events on Iraq, now it is Egypt on the headlines:
In the light of the catastrophe, it has been reported that citizens have united, locked arms, to protect The Egyptian Museum in Cairo from looting:
This blog post on the NYTimes has a very moving photo of the events, posted under the heading “Defending the Egyptian Museum”.
EDIT 26/02: The first video went belly up, so I’ve linked another.