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(BBC-US)   "Yes, wonderful things. Lets steal them." One century later: "They belong in a brand new, huge museum being constructed by the Giza pyramids"   (bbc.com) divider line
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2022-11-26 8:25:33 AM  
Sorry, folks.
Canceled.
They just found out he was a slave owner
 
2022-11-26 8:48:48 AM  
How are the pyramids building the museum?
 
2022-11-26 8:58:36 AM  
Born in Arizona,
Moved to Babylonia, King Tut.
 
2022-11-26 9:05:16 AM  
Well, looks like we'll miss the chance to see them....unless they go on tour again.
Because a Muslim a Theocracy is not a vacation spot this gay couple will beheaded.
 
2022-11-26 9:32:35 AM  
I see that stuff for sale on eBay all the time.
 
2022-11-26 10:40:08 AM  

optikeye: Well, looks like we'll miss the chance to see them....unless they go on tour again.
Because a Muslim a Theocracy is not a vacation spot this gay couple will beheaded.


I see what you did there
 
2022-11-26 10:51:58 AM  
They belong IN A MUSEUM!
 
2022-11-26 11:30:32 AM  

Shagbert: How are the pyramids building the museum?


My first thought as well. I just can't figure it.
 
2022-11-26 11:31:12 AM  

vudukungfu: Sorry, folks.
Canceled.
They just found out he was a slave owner


That narrative is bullshiat. The "slave owner" thing was thrown around for why we are tearing down statues for people who took up arms to destroy our nation. Nobody with half a brain has talked about taking George Washington or Thomas Jefferson off of our money or tearing down their memorials.

There was 4 score and seven years between the slave owning founders fathers of the United States and the rebel scum who led to the death of more Americans than two world wars.
 
2022-11-26 11:33:21 AM  
B-B-But the UK were constructing their own place for it called "The museum of pilfered swag"!
 
2022-11-26 11:42:26 AM  
They had an exhibition in Toronto a long time ago. So many people around the mask, it was crazy. Almost no one cared about the other objects. But I didn't care. I fell in love with a foot tall simple wooden carving of the King's sarcophagus in a display case off in the corner. It was obviously done by one person, In my mind's eye, I could see him sitting in the sunlight, in front of his little shop, a bunch of copper chisels beside him, carving away..... If he only knew that 4000 years later, someone would be studying what turned out to be his life's legacy,
 
2022-11-26 12:15:06 PM  
The UK could send them Richard III, Cromwell's head, and an Old Tom Morris mashie niblick.
 
2022-11-26 12:50:53 PM  
With more careful excavations around the pyramids, it's now apparant that there were entire towns that filled with the builders. Ovens baking bread, breweries, and homes. Doing this work may have had a certain level of prestige to it.
Recent discovery of an extremely detailed account (one archeologist likened some of it to a spread sheet) by Mere who was a leader of about 27 guys running a barge that could carry about 12 stones weighing about 2.5 tons each to the construction site. As during the Nile yearly flooding waters were diverted to canals and very large lake, built to float the barges to the work site(s). This work crew apparantly was of high status and were part of the Pharoh's household when not hauling stones.
Grave robbing goes back thousands of years-look at how Tut was found-well hidden from the robbers even then. As well as many other sites across the world. Trading in antiquities is just as old, as well a forgeries.
Of course Egypt is trying to lure back billions in tourist monies. Build a museum. How about spending that money to address serious societal issues there. I'd love to visit. My grandma was one of the first tourists to visit Tut's tomb. But, Egypt is too nutty for a single female, no need to risk being there alone. Tour groups aren't safer either.
Had friends who were able to go inside of one of the pyramids, they said it felt so intensely old.
 
2022-11-26 1:00:51 PM  

oldfarthenry: B-B-But the UK were constructing their own place for it called "The museum of pilfered swag"!


James Acaster On The Absurdity Of The British Empire
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2022-11-26 1:04:01 PM  
But let's look the other way when Qatar uses slave labor to build 6 brand new World Cup stadiums 🤔
 
2022-11-26 1:42:48 PM  

Shagbert: How are the pyramids building the museum?


With the war in Ukraine wheat prices are really high, so the pyramids sold all of their stores of grain to fund the museum.
 
2022-11-26 2:12:55 PM  
It's not grave-robbing. It's artifact rescuing!

ME countries seem to have a VERY terrible reputation for handling their own antiquities.

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2022-11-26 3:18:53 PM  
I have a friend in Cairo who is an Egyptologist and he got us into the Great Pyramid of Giza at 6 AM before tourists arrive. The Mrs. and I were the only ones inside for hour. No guards. No guides. We climbed up into the King's Chamber. It was an incredible experience. Glad there were security cams as the Mrs. is known to want to "borrow" remnants of treasured historical artifacts occasionally. You would think the whole episode with Madame Pele would have taught her a lesson.
 
2022-11-26 3:36:34 PM  
I hope for fewer oopsies.
 
2022-11-26 4:34:14 PM  

Pestifer: I hope for fewer oopsies.


Why do I have you farkled as "nick pit?" ?
 
2022-11-26 4:57:37 PM  

flamark: I have a friend in Cairo who is an Egyptologist and he got us into the Great Pyramid of Giza at 6 AM before tourists arrive. The Mrs. and I were the only ones inside for hour. No guards. No guides. We climbed up into the King's Chamber.


And that's when things got all swirly and before you knew it, you found yourself in a sh*tty CBS drama series.

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