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starlord

I know Brie... So many things are destroyed. That's not a way to protest

Brie1648

Oh that is dreadful. I know the last time that Egypt was in this mess they placed tanks outside the Museum in Cairo to protect the phenomenal treasures. It just seems so little is valued, either their people or their history.
I went to a fantastic exhibition of Afghan treasures at the British Museum about 18 months ago. they were saved from destruction by the Taliban by brave people who were prepared to risk their lives to protect their heritage. I am glad to say a lot was smuggled out of the country into the safe keeping of European museums; I just hope they can eventually go back to their homeland but if the Taliban have their way, they will never see Afghan soil again.

starlord

Sounds nice, apart from the flight in that balloon.
And indeed, at this moment Egypt is not the safest place to visit. I read in the newspaper that due to the turmoil, people are stealing valuables from the musea. Now that's sad as those are unique artefacts

Brie1648

oh it was! We stayed in Cairo for three nights almost on the doorstep of the pyramids, then flew to Luxor and cruised down the Nile to Aswan and back. Went to the Luxor Temples, flew in a hot air balloon over the Nile and went to Abu Simbel - with all stops in between. What a pity Egypt is in such turmoil because the trip down the Nile is a wonderful experience - a thing to do before you die!

starlord

Must have been quite a trip

Brie1648

Went there in 2009 - what a spectacular place!!

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