Bombing in Egyptian capital damages 1 of the world's rarest collection of Islamic artifacts

  • by: MAGGIE MICHAEL , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 24, 2014 - 5:17 PM

CAIRO — Centuries-old glass and porcelain pieces were smashed to powder, a priceless wooden prayer niche was destroyed and manuscripts were soaked by water spewing from broken pipes when a car bombing wreaked havoc on Cairo's renowned Islamic Art Museum.

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