Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Egyptian Mob Torches Historic Structure Slated for Archaeology

In Mubarak's Egypt, archaeology served the state.  Perhaps then, it should not be surprising that a mob has destroyed a historic mansion slated to become a center for archaeology.   This follows last year's burning of a historic library.  For archaeology to survive and prosper, it must stay relevant to the people and not just serve as a nationalistic tool for the state.   Hopefully, Egypt's new government will disassociate archaeology from state power  and instead encourage appreciation for the past as an end in itself.

1 comment:

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