AP PHOTOS: Egypt museum hurt by political turmoil



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CAIRO (AP) - Inside the Egyptian Museum, there are 200,000 items showing the splendor of the country's history _ and few tourists to see them.

The palatial, 111-year-old salmon-colored building near Cairo's downtown sits near Tahrir Square, the site of many of the protests in Egypt's continued political instability. That's driven away tourists from the museum.

On a recent visit to the museum by an Associated Press photographer, there were few foreign visitors. There were none at its most prized exhibits of mummies and King Tut's treasures. Instead, the artifacts sat in the shadows and the dust of the museum, some identified only by handwritten notecards randomly in Arabic, English and French.

Here is a gallery of images of the Egyptian Museum and the artifacts within it from AP photographer Nariman El-Mofty.

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