Egypt- In the wake of a brutal massacre of 400 protesters, the U.S has halted aid to the Egyptian government. This historic event marks the first hiatus in decades of U.S subsidies to the country. It has yet to be seen whether this will alter the government's policies towards freedom of speech, but U.S officials believe it will at least provide necessary pressure in a renegade political system. Throughout the ages authority figures have used wealth to lagitamize their power. This is no more apparent than in the art of the ancient Egyptians where artists immortalized pharaohs in silver and gold. Check out the full story on the U.S aid freeze at CNN and browse our collection of Egyptian statues at sciencesource.com.