Den schweiziske professorn Collombert
som var på plats i Saqqara berättar:
“Then I saw something incredible happen:
The looters rushed.
Hundred, two hundred young people from
10 to 15 years, from the villages of
of ten. Some were armed with pistols and
fired into the air to frighten the ghafirs (guards).
Taking advantage of the chaos, they hoped to
find treasures. “Wheeling shovels, picks and
baskets, they began to dig frantically
Each time they guess something under the
sand. “These are young people without education.
They believe they will find gold, jewelry, the
mask of Tutankhamun …
(översättning från franska: Google)