Egypt in Crisis: Precious Antiquities Destroyed Amid Protests

Ancient relics from Egypt's past smashed and stolen as violent protests continue.
1:14 | 08/18/13

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And tonight, the images now emerges from the museums. The egyptian treasures, destroyed, too. Abc's muhammad lila reporting from cairo again tonight on the crisis in egypt. Reporter: It's a city divided by neighborhood. Here, supporters of the muslim brotherhood. There, armed vigilantes against it. With the country on edge, christian, who make up about 15% of the population, nervously made their way to sunday service. Even the country's priceless antiquities haven't been spared. At one of egypt's national museums, shattered glass, an ancient sarcophagus damaged and priceless statues destroyed. Good morning, everybody. Reporter: All of this as the obama administration struggles with how to respond. On "this week" with george stephanopoulos, growing bipartisan opposition to continuing u.S. Aid. I think the actions of the last week, no doubt, are going to cause us to suspend aid. I would cut off aid. I would engage in intense diplomacy in egypt. Reporter: David, the death of more than 35 brotherhood members in police custody in disputed circumstances will only keep tensions here sky high.

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