domingo, 18 de agosto de 2013

Lá volta a ameaça dos saques

«An Egyptian antiquities museum, the Malawi National Museum, was ransacked, looted, and parts of it torched during recent violence in Egypt. More than 1,000 pieces of history were reported to have stolen, and the few pieces that remained were damaged and left in the rubble. The Museum, located in Minya, was broken into by armed individuals last Thursday. The photo below shows one part of the museum. The attack on the museum shows the dire need to ensure the protection of Egypt's history and culture, and explains why the Military has blocked off all access to Tahrir Square, where the Egyptian National Museum is located. Museum across the country and other archaeological sites remain closed to the public due to security concerns.»

(fonte: Egyptian streets)

terça-feira, 13 de agosto de 2013

O Egipto em Dorset

Um obelisco de Philae e um quarto recheado de egiptologia, são os atractivos principais de Kingston Lacy, no Dorset, graças a William John Bankes (1786–1855) e às suas aventuras e explorações no Egipto.

(foto: Patrick Costello)