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A big portion of the National Museum’s first floor exhibition is dedicated to the finds in the tomb of the 14th century BCE Pharaoh Tutankhamun.The iconic gold death mask of the young pharoah is one of the most famous images of ancient Egypt art.Al-Jazeera is reporting a troubling development at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.



Arbor Networks, which has been monitoring traffic in and out of the country over 80 service providers, has released an updated graphic:* * *UPDATE 12: pm EST: We haven’t been finding any new news about the situation with the Egyptian Museum.Looters had broken into an NDP building located near the museum and were walking out with furniture, computers and other items.* * *UPDATE 15: pm EST: We’ve been trying to figure out the location of the Al-Jazeera cameras to figure out how close the National Museum is to the NDP headquarters, which is on fire.We have not been able to find the exact address of the NDP headquarters.Al-Jazeera has been showing images of the fires which are burning around downtown Cairo and they mention that the flames could spread to the world-renowned Egyptian Museum.*** WATCH AL-JAZEERA ENGLISH LIVE HERE ***Officially known as the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, the century-old building exhibits over 100,000 artifacts from ancient Egypt.

The insitution is home to the largest and best collections of ancient Egyptian art in the world.

The following caption is on a MSNBC’s photoblog for this image: An Egyptian anti-government activist kisses a riot police officer following clashes in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters poured into the streets of Egypt Friday, stoning and confronting police who fired back with rubber bullets and tear gas in the most violent and chaotic scenes yet in the challenge to President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * SATURDAY * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *UPDATE 18: Sat.