Skip to comments.Aswan tombs attacked
Posted on 06/23/2013 4:26:27 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
On the west bank of the Nile at Aswan where the Qubbet Al-Hawa (Dome of the Winds) ancient Egyptian necropolis is located, three dozen members of an armed gang attacked five of the tombs and robbed their contents recently, also illegally excavating the site as several holes were found nearby. The Qubbet Al-Hawa necropolis is named after the domed tomb of a Muslim Sufi saint located on the crest of the hill. The area consists of a large collection of rock-hewn tombs of ancient Egyptian nobles from the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms who ruled Aswan during different ancient Egyptian dynasties.
The tombs walls are decorated with vivid paintings depicting scenes of their owners daily lives, as well as their different titles and biographies. They also feature hieroglyphic texts showing the noblemens journeys to Africa...
In a telephone interview, Mohamed Hamada, consultant at the Ministry of State for Antiquities, told the Weekly that the Aswan inspectorate had reported the case to the police, but regretfully the criminals had escaped...
Mohamed Al-Beyali, former head of the ancient Egyptian sector at the ministry, said that the Qubbet Al-Hawa necropolis was a virgin site that had not been totally excavated and that its looting was a great loss to humanity.
The walls of the tombs bore scenes relating to the development of the lives of the nobles in ancient Egyptian history and their relations with Africa. The necropolis was usually fairly inaccessible, but it showed fine examples of hieroglyphic texts detailing the careers of their owners as well as scenes of daily life in the earlier periods, he said...
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but regretfully the criminals had escaped...
The soldiers of Allah fled to a local mosque.
These filthy pigs don’t deserve to inhabit Egypt. Egypt should be swept clean of these desert scum who should be driven back into Arabia and the Copts should inherit the entire Country.
Send another $billion...
WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?!!
Sh*tting in their own nest....
We were in Egypt a few years ago. Over a few weeks our private guide (a Coptic Christian) took us to many incredible sites. Since nobama’s support for the overthrow of Mubarek, several areas have been looted by moozlum idiots. The destruction of these sites and the theft of artifacts is a great loss for us all. nobama and his ilk hate civilization and worship moozlum destruction of civilizations. Pox upon them...
Destroy. It’s what muslims do best. Just look at obama.
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