Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Friday, December 23, 2011

I won't be able to post it when it goes online later today, but Dr Thomas Schuler has indicated that the Blue Shield report about the library should be online today on the Blue Shield site:

I am expecting that the report will consolidate the various reports about the damage and salavge operation.  Once again, huge credit to Blue Shield, and especially to Thomas, for caring and the work put in to compile this.  As I have said before, Blue Shield's efforts in Egypt during 2011 have been remarkable.

It is also apparent from reports I am reading on various sites that once again the ordinary Egyptians, including many protestors, acted with courage and resolve to preserve their heritage, and are committed now to the salvage effort.  A huge tribute once again to the people of Egypt.

Also credit to Elena C for her efforts in promoting salvage efforts.  She has a Twitter feed (@Miss_Mymkin) at!/Miss_Mumkin if you want dynamic news.  More generally the hashtag #savethebooks is being used on Twitter if you want a wider set of sources.


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