Saturday, May 21, 2011

Modern Cemeteries to be Removed

This is an article from Dr. Zahi Hawass on the removal of cemeteries which have been built over Pharaonic monuments including at Saqqara where new tombs have been constructed near the pyramids of Pepi I, II and Isesi. These modern cemeteries also include areas of Abusir, Mit Rahina, Lisht as well as at Luxor.

I really do not know what to make of this program I cannot help but feel some sense of doubt that all this building occurred during the recent revolution? One wonders what part of this is protection of the monuments and what part is suppression of the people and what part represents a failure of Dr. Hawass at his job?

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