Sunday, November 18, 2012

Two Gems Broken

On our last ride from Dahshur we took a route that ordinarily would take us past two lovely limestone sarcophagi near the railway track that runs between Cairo and Fayoum. This time, however, we found two broken sarcophagi. Someone came and smashed them for no apparent reason.

7 comments:

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

You always seem to take journeys in desert or little inhabited places. Is that the norm in Cairo?

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

This isn't all that far from a "village" of over 100 thousand people. When we go out riding (and on this occasion we were riding with a lovely British tourist for a 30 mile all day ride) we usually do a bit of desert and a bit of countryside for variety.

ian in hamburg said...

Or an Isalmist reason? I really hope Egypt is not going the way of Afghanistan and the Buddha statues.

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

More likely stupid vandals

www.play-lotto-world.com said...

Egypt has a wonderful sea, hope people still can travel to Egypt safely

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Alaskini said...

i enjoy reading your blog. we lived in egypt, all too briefly, some years ago. i adore the land, her people and their history. such a sad thing, when ignorance allows destruction of irreplaceable antiquities.