Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sectarianism on the Rise in Egypt

The archaeological community has said that import restrictions are also necessary to protect Coptic Christian artifacts from looting.  But even as Egypt's military government has meted out more severe punishments against Muslim Brotherhood supporters, that same government continues to stoke sectarian conflict that has been so detrimental not only to the Christian minority itself, but to early Christian artifacts.

The archaeological blogosphere has tried mightily to distance the done MOU deal from the Egyptian military government, but the headlines keep intruding on such an effort.

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