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UNESCO pledged Friday to help restore a renowned museum dedicated to Islamic history in Cairo that was devastated by a bomb last week, with officials expressing "shock" at the scale of the damage.The bomb killed four people and caused damage to buildings for hundreds of meters around, smashing the museum's facade and sending debris crashing onto exhibits.Ibrahim said Egypt's National Library and Archives, housed in the same building as the museum, was also damaged.The building had undergone a $14.4 million renovation shortly before it was hit.Friday's visit to the museum was by a joint mission involving UNESCO and two protection and conservation groups, the International Council on Monuments and Sites and the International Committee of the Blue Shield. Some items stolen from museums or archaeological sites have been recovered.
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