Thursday, 25 March 2010

The Arab American News - The rape of Luxor

The Arab American News - The rape of Luxor

4 comments:

Rameses said...

This expresses the view of many people who live here, and deserves a wider circulation. And it is not just on the East Bank. Currently, the peace of the Theban Hills, undisturbed for millenia and a popular walking area, is criss-crossed with trenches and electricity cables. Floodlights are being installed, the intention being to illuminate the whole of the mountain range at night. What a waste of limited resources. All this in a country where power cuts occur daily, and whilst Europe and most of the rest of the world struggles to reduce electricity consumption in the name of global warming.
Michael Campbell-Smith

Rameses said...

This expresses the view of many people who live here, and deserves a wider circulation. And it is not just on the East Bank. Currently, the peace of the Theban Hills, undisturbed for millenia and a popular walking area, is criss-crossed with trenches and electricity cables. Floodlights are being installed, the intention being to illuminate the whole of the mountain range at night. What a waste of limited resources. All this in a country where power cuts occur daily, and whilst Europe and most of the rest of the world struggles to reduce electricity consumption in the name of global warming.
Michael Campbell-Smith

whp said...

I did not think this article would be seen much outside the Arab-American community in Dearborn, Michigan, but I am glad that it will have a wider readership, thanks to you.
whp

gordon davies said...

At last a sensible article has been brought to my attention about something I have been concerned about for some time and that is the destruction of the once ancient city of Luxor. Thank you very much WHP for your article but unfortunately it will fall on deaf ears so to speak.I just hope the governor lives to regret what he has done to the ancient city of Thebes and the homes and businesses he has taken away from the poor people. Gordon Davies