Confirmation of What We All Knew

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Confirmation of What We All Knew

Postby Minimalist » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:17 am

http://news.yahoo.com/egypt-39-antiquities-fall-victim-political-chaos-073640237.html

CAIRO (AP) — The home of Egypt's mummies and King Tutankhamun's treasures is trying to make the best out of the worst times of political turmoil. But the Egyptian Museum is taking a hammering on multiple levels, from riots on its doorstep to funding so meager it can't keep up paper clip supplies for its staff.

The museum, a treasure trove of pharaonic antiquities, has long been one of the centerpieces of tourism to Egypt. But the constant instability since the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak has dried up the industry, slashing a key source of revenue. Moreover, political backbiting and attempts to stop corruption have had a knock-on effect of bringing a de facto ban on sending antiquities on tours to museums abroad, cutting off what was once a major source of funding for the state.
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Re: Confirmation of What We All Knew

Postby kbs2244 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:43 am

Alexandria redux
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Re: Confirmation of What We All Knew

Postby Minimalist » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:58 pm

When Zahi Hawass was running around trying to get all those artifacts returned to Egypt I could never stop thinking about what the Taliban did to those two statues of Buddha in Bamiyan. He may have cherished the past but these people have other agendas.
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Re: Confirmation of What We All Knew

Postby circumspice » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:48 pm

I guess when your children are hungry, your patrimony is worth whatever somebody will pay you for it... Sad...
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Re: Confirmation of What We All Knew

Postby Minimalist » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:48 pm

I could buy that if they sold it, Circ.

But blowing it up addresses neither problem.
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