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Submitted by Hend (Egypt), May 20, 2009 at 05:18

I prepared a historical dissertation tackled the relation between the Egyptians & cultural treasure. Egypt was under the British imperialism for a about 8 decadeswhose effect on the cultural components were deeply bad. They refused to teach the Egyptians any values. except being in bad financial conditions and selling the antiquities was the only outlet during these days. They didnot care about their antiquities 100% because the Egyptian dignity was in worse position .

when this dignity was preserved well in 1924 with the discovery of Tut Ankh Amun tomb the Egyptians refused to allow the export of any piece from the tomb without the need to any law support. In the beginning, they believed in the magical strength of these antiquities but they were cautious because the ancient Egyptian religion depended on the multitude gods and goddesses but the Islam which prevailed Egypt in the Renessance age mainly depends on the belief in one god without any partner. They feared to spoil their new believes by the interest in antiquities but in the same time they created magnificent architectural mosques with fabulous decorations still be visited up till now by any tourist visit Egypt.

So please before blaming the Egyptians for being careless about their antiquities in the past, blame the advanced nations which governed Egypt and prevented any cultural advance from reaching to it.


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