The Unwelcome Dead: Denial and Destruction of Egypt's Ancient Antiquities

Egypt, the land of the Pharaohs, where golden monuments stand tall and mummies can be found beneath the desert sands reminds us that it was once the cradle of civilization. Today, the Egyptian government has a very different view; they do not value the ancient history. Contrary to the law, the Egyptian government does not stop the destruction of its monuments and ancient sites.

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Egypt, the land of the Pharaohs, where golden monuments stand tall and mummies can be found beneath the desert sands reminds us that it was once the cradle of civilization. Today, the Egyptian government has a very different view; they do not value the ancient history. Contrary to the law, the Egyptian government does not stop the destruction of its monuments and ancient sites.
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By Andrea P Jones

Egypt, the land of the Pharaohs, where golden monuments stand tall and mummies can be found beneath the desert sands reminds us that it was once the cradle of civilization. Today, the Egyptian government has a very different view; they do not value the ancient history. Contrary to the law, the Egyptian government does not stop the destruction of its monuments and ancient sites. Truth lies in the village of Kom Trougah and hundreds of other historical sites like it, where Egyptian societies’ modern day Islamic ideology drives a systematic destruction and denial of its ancient past. Internationally, Egypt claims that the past is valued but within Egypt the destruction of the ancient monuments and burial sites is prevalent which begs the question: Why do today’s Egyptians hate the Pharaohs but pretend to love them?

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Weight 23.84 oz
Dimensions 5.98 × 0.88 × 9.02 in
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Hardcover, Paperback