Keep Your Eye On The Pharaoh
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.