Bulldozers overhaul Luxor, city of pashas and pharaohs
Egypt has already cleared out Luxor's old bazaar, demolished thousands of homes and dozens of Belle Epoque buildings in a push to transform the site of the ancient capital Thebes into a huge open-air museum.
Officials say the project will preserve temples and draw more tourists, but the work has outraged archaeologists and architects who say it has gutted Luxor's more recent heritage.
comments powered by Disqus
Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs - 4/2/2010
There are reports of the demolition of a church at Luxor. There may have been confusion in the initial reports between the word "Episcopal" and the word "Evangelical" (which are, of course, not always identical).
[and what appears to be a corrected report:]
- NYT interviews Rick Perlstein about his book
- OAH issues a statement in support of the AP standards
- Daniel Pipes says in interview that the absence of anti-Israel protests in Muslim countries is highly significant
- A historian who studies China has discovered an overlooked angle in the debate about the Middle East. Could he have figured out a key reason for Iraq’s failure to defeat ISIS?
- American Historical Association backs revision of the AP course in history