It figures that the one weekend I'm gallivanting in New York City and sharing one ethernet cable with four other people, sh*t gets real in Egypt. I've seen from just about all the blogs that protestors have raided the Cairo Museum and destroyed two pharaonic mummies. What a freaking way to spend the afterlife. Human bodies that have lasted thousands of years, only to be unnecessarily destroyed by their descendants for who knows what reason. This is very discouraging, particularly because, as Larry Rothfield pointed out, it appears that Zahi Hawass did not make arrangements to prevent these kind of shenanigans.
Communication here will be pretty light over the next week, but stay tuned for fun stories about meeting Cindy Ho, commander in chief of SAFE, and an awesome piece about the difference between amateur and professional archaeologists. Huzzah!