Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Taking lessons from Mussolini

The avenue of rams is on the fast track to completion in three years though UNESCO wanted a twenty-year restoration. Here we have an article on the rough eviction of an Anglican pastor his wife and small child to demolish their home and the churches property to make way for the avenue.

That's what Mussolini did in his efforts to get down to the imperial remains of Rome as fast as possible leaving everything in the path destroyed simply to achieve his twisted vision of history. The brutal tactics and nineteenth-century style excavation but with bulldozers does not even live up to the Supreme Council of Antiquities own standards at least those set for everyone else.

Not archaeology but more likely a wasteful regrettable moment that will not enhance the reputation of a certain Egyptian "archaeologist".

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