Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The Egyptian Military Dictatorship, fresh from demanding the US Government stop the legal trade in undocumented Egyptian artifacts, has now demanded that the Borough of Northampton stop the sale of an Egyptian artifact long in its possession. Will British local government stand up to these imperialists against such meddling? Surely so. Will our US State Department also show some spine and stand up for US small businesses, collectors and Museums? Sadly, probably not given indications that the MOU with Egypt has already been pre-judged after some behind the scenes lobbying by politically connected archaeological organizations with a vested interest in the corrupt status quo in that troubled country.