I rarely do this, but could not resist posting this email I got from a friend.
The Egyptian media organization Al-Masry Al-Youm reports that about 1000 people entered the museum, but most looting was confined to the gift shop. Chairman of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Zahi Hawass told TIME
"I'm glad that those people were idiots...They looted the museum shop. Thank God they thought that the museum shop was the museum."
This may or may not be Egypt - it certainly isn't Israel.