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Will Egypt sell its artifacts to boost economy?

Some Egyptians believe selling or "renting" Egypt's national treasures could end the country's stifling economic crisis.
Tourists look at artefacts inside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt, October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany - RTS5CN5
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CAIRO — What if Egyptians woke up in the morning to breaking news that Egypt’s national antiquities were being sold at international auctions?

“Would you agree on selling Egyptian artifacts to foreign countries as a means to solve the country's economic crisis?” This question was posted March 23 on the official Facebook page of the TV show "Al-Howar Mostamer," which airs on a station owned by Ahmed Abu Hashima, a businessman affiliated with the ruling regime. The question caused a huge public response.

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