Dr Zahi Howass
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Egyptian minister: 'Our treasures are safe'

Egypt's newly appointed Minister for Antiquities Dr Zahi Howass says the country's ancient artefacts are safe, despite reports of looting.

Speaking on the Andrew Marr show he admitted that seventy objects had been damaged, but promised they would be swiftly repaired.

You can watch the full edition of The Andrew Marr Show on BBC iPlayer.

  • 06 Feb 2011