Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Friday, February 04, 2011

I wanted to share with you a personal account of the protection of Karnak Temple by ordinary people left on the Looting Database.  The comment has been left on the Luxor page. This is the permalink.

Quite apart from demonstrating the immense courage of the local people, and the debt all those of us who care about Egypt owe to them, it also reaffirms that the tourist police protecting the site were withdrawn en masse and that subsequently one of those police was one of the leader of the attempt to loot or ravage the temple.

The people, at the ecouragement of the Imams in the mosques, also protected Christian churches.


Anonymous said...

This is very encouraging indeed. When all this is over though i really hope that the police are brought to account for their disastrous performance.


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