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Keep Your Eye On The Pharaoh

30 January 2011 @ 16:41

By it’s very definition, a Revolution involves the literal tearing down and smashing of symbols of the old regime.  For the Mohammedins, it also involves the destruction of the non-Islamic icons in the territory/nation in question.  Witness the Taliban’s destruction of ancient monuments in Afghanistan, the destruction wrought by the Revolutionaries in France, the Bolsheviks’s demolition of the churches and some of the palaces in Russia.

If and, probably, when [given that a Post-American President occupies The White House] the Jihadists take control of Egypt, what will happen to the great antiquities of Ancient Egypt and of the early years of Christianity?

In the past several days, I think we’ve seen a foretaste.  From a report by the AP over at Fox News on Saturday:

Would-be looters broke into Cairo’s famed Egyptian Museum, ripping the heads off two mummies and damaging about 10 small artifacts before being caught and detained by army soldiers, Egypt’s antiquities chief said Saturday.

Zahi Hawass said the vandals did not manage to steal any of the museum’s antiquities, and that the prized collection was now safe and under military guard.

With mass anti-government protests still roiling the country and unleashing chaos on the streets, fears that looters could target other ancient treasures at sites across the country prompted the military to dispatch armored personnel carriers and troops to the Pyramids of Giza, the temple city of Luxor and other key archaeological monuments.

The museum, which is home to the gold mask of King Tutankhamun that draws millions of tourists a year, also houses thousands of artifacts spanning the full sweep of Egypt’s rich pharaonic history.

“It is the great repository of Egyptian art. It is the treasure chest, the finest sculptures and treasures from literally 4,000 years of history,” said Thomas Campbell, the director of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art by telephone. “If it is damaged through looting or fire, it would be a loss to all humankind.”

The museum is located near some of the most intense of the mass anti-government protests sweeping the capital, and Egyptian army commandoes secured the building and its grounds early Saturday morning.

An Associated Press Television News crew that was allowed into the museum saw two vandalized mummies and at least 10 small artifacts that had been taken out of their glass cases and damaged.

Fears of looters have prompted authorities elsewhere to take precautions to secure antiquities at other sites.

The military closed the pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo to tourists, and armored personnel carriers could be seen outside the famed archaeological site.

Archaeologist Kent Weeks, who is in the southern temple town of Luxor, said that rumors that attacks were planned against monuments prompted authorities to erect barriers and guard Karnak Temple while tanks were positioned around Luxor’s museum.

Reason #1323 To Hate Revolutions and Reason #777 To Despise Islam:

Leftists and Muslims both wish to eradicate all memory, all the history of the nations they conquer.  These Nihilists wish to set the calendar to Year Zero and build new nations based on theories, ignoring all past traditions and morality.

I have no hope that Barack Hussein Obama will do anything to stop the Mohammedin takeover of Egypt [in fact, behind the scenes he's probably will aid it] and he most certainly will do nothing to save Egyptian history from the torches of those who deny it’s existence.

These are some of the greatest treasures of The Western World and I don’t see any Western Leader doing anything to save them.

10 Comments
  1. Sean Sculley permalink
    30 January 2011 @ 16:54 16:54

    Bloody well said.
    It could be the likes of Barry & Co. has no idea what a pyramid is.
    How many time has the our de-cultured Organizer been to any museum any way?

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      30 January 2011 @ 17:10 17:10

      Sean: Thank you. I can’t recall that he has. I believe when he visited Egypt he might have toured the Museum, but I suspect [and am willing to bet money on the fact] that he looked at what he saw there through the eyes of one of those fools who believes the people of Ancient Egypt were black – after all, that’s what he was told by his mentors like Jeremiah Wright.

  2. 30 January 2011 @ 18:33 18:33

    My only complaint with this otherwise excellent analysis – revolutions are not to be automatically “hated.” 1773?

    http://libertyatstake.blogspot.com/

    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

  3. Adobe Walls permalink
    30 January 2011 @ 20:21 20:21

    In your list you omitted the destruction of cultural heritage in China particularly during the cultural revolution, we/they probably have no idea what was lost.
    Remember a few years ago the multiculturalist Manic Progressives were getting their panties in a wad because British and other museums still held antiquities from Egypt and other ancient cultures. I believe it was even compared to “cultural genocide” and other blather.

  4. bobbelvedere permalink*
    30 January 2011 @ 23:08 23:08

    Liberty: I see the War For Independence as a war to restore our freedoms and liberties.

    Adobe: Thank God those museums resisted.

  5. M. Thompson permalink
    31 January 2011 @ 01:10 01:10

    IMHO, the museums that have “looted’ items from civilizations around the world tell the story of those societies to people who don’t have the money/time/opportunity to go to where those people are or were. It’s a lot cheaper to take the Mrs. and the kids to say, the Field Museum in Chicago than to Cairo.

    So please, think of the children.

  6. 31 January 2011 @ 13:15 13:15

    This is one of the more distressing byproducts of the crazed muzzie revolutionists. They want to destroy everything that isn’t related to their hateful existence.

    The artifacts would be better off in UK, or USA (usless obumbles got a hold of them).
    I fear for all those monuments. I hope the army will really guard them, and some nut with dynamite doesn’t show up there. PS: I agree too obummer is behind all this.

  7. bobbelvedere permalink*
    31 January 2011 @ 16:56 16:56

    MT: I agree. I also think we treat the antiquities better.

    Bunni: I would trust any of the countries in the Anglosphere to take great care of them.

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