shakatany (shakatany) wrote in ancientegypt,

The Troubles in Egypt

Just read a news item stating that looters destroyed a couple of mummies in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. This is especially troubling as there are Muslim fundamentalists in Egypt who would love to get rid of their pre-Islamic past and further damage might occur. I know it's probably bad of me to be more worried about the relics of the Pharaonic past then the people who are being hurt and dying in the anti-government protests but these are part of the heritage of all mankind and are irreplaceable. I just wish we could grow into our name homo sapiens sapiens - wise wise man but I fear as a species we are still stuck in adolescence, acting out our frustrations in violence and taking it out on whatever/whoever is handy.
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