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January 15, 2008

The Violence of the Nubian Museum—بطش المتحف النوبي

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How wonderful of Egypt and the International Community to come together to construct this museum to depict the lives of a disappeared culture as a monument in honor of…their own generosity. (more…)

December 2, 2007

Antiquity as a natural resource—آثار كموارد

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In the early 19th Century, Muhammed Ali, often credited with bringing Egypt into the modern age, effected that modernizing project in no small part through the use of antiquities, either a) as more-or-less direct payment for the services of foreign experts, b) as bribes or c) to curry favor with Western notables easily charmed by shiny old things (sort of like “The Pilgrims” trading beads with “The Indians” for food and clothing, but in reverse). (more…)

November 30, 2007

Veni, Vidi, Vici—أتيتُ، ريتُ، فتحتُ

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[singlepic=526,240,320,,]Imperial nostalgia through the lens of a camera


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