Cairo — Egyptian Instability Imperils Antiquities and Infrastructure (May 2012)

Citation:

Lerner KL. Cairo — Egyptian Instability Imperils Antiquities and Infrastructure (May 2012). Taking Bearings. LMG (London, Paris, Cambridge). 2012.
Cairo — Egyptian Instability Imperils Antiquities and Infrastructure (May 2012)

Abstract:

CAIRO — As the 2011 revolt spread from nearby Tahrir Square, revolutionary flames from a government building set ablaze licked perilously close to the Cairo (Egyptian) Museum that houses many of humanity's most cherished archaeological treasures and antiquities.

As the 2011 revolt spread from nearby Tahir Square, revolutionary flames from a government building set ablaze licked perilously close to the Cairo (Egyptian) Museum that houses many of humanity's most cherished archaeological treasures and antiquities.— K. Lee Lerner Egyptian Instability Imperils Antiquities and Infrastructure Egyptian Museum, Cairo.  ©LMG. Photo by K. Lee Lerner. All rights reserved. 



With its tourist industry subsequently decimated -- vividly evidenced by empty museum courtyards and cafes normally teaming with tourists -- a major challenge to whatever political faction ultimately controls still undefined presidential powers will be to restore stability to an increasingly troubled Egyptian economy.

Regardless the political countenance that will gaze upon Egypt, protection of antiquities is vital. (more)

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