Pimping the dead

The news is out: [CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian antiquities officials on Saturday announced the discovery of at least 100 ancient coffins, some with mummies inside, and around 40 gilded statues in a vast Pharaonic necropolis south of Cairo.
Colorful, sealed sarcophagi and statues that were buried more than 2,500 years ago were displayed in a makeshift exhibit at the feet of the famed Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara.
Archaeologists opened a coffin with a well-preserved mummy wrapped in cloth inside. They also carried out X‐raying visualizing the structures of the ancient mummy, showing how the body had been preserved.
Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anany told a news conference that the discovered items date back to the Ptolemaic dynasty that ruled Egypt for some 300 years — from around 320 B.C. to about 30 B.C., and the Late Period (664-332 B.C.).]

This article raised several interesting points:

  • Egyptian antiquities officials seem happy with this discovery, yet didn’t care if the dam of Aswan destroyed all of Egyptian antiquities between the First and Third cataracts of the Nile.
  • So there are still Egyptian sarcophagi and statues that the devious French and British failed to steal, unless Egypt has a factory pushing them out. From May 19th 1798, when the French skunks started the rape of Egypt until the British acquired the stolen loot from general Menou at the surrender of Alexandria, the bones of dead negroes couldn’t rest in peace. They still can’t.
  • Apparently, a lot of money can be made displaying the bodies of dead negroes.
  • Grave robbing and desecration of the dead are now a western science.

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