June 18, 2020

I was going to be all snarky. . . . .

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 4:39 am

But then, just when you think “Ha, no one would be that crazy…..”
Archaeologists, activists alarmed by online calls to demolish Pyramids

The hashtag #pyramids has been widely circulating on Twitter in recent days, but not for the reasons one might expect. The fact that Cairo is preparing to reopen the country for tourism within weeks or that many travelers are eagerly waiting for the coronavirus threat to subside, to visit Egypt — if only to feast their eyes on the centuries-old monuments in Giza — has little to do with the viral hashtag.
Oddly enough, the Pyramids have instead been cited multiple times in an online discussion between Twitter users on whether or not these massive structures built as tombs for the pharaohs of Egypt’s Old Kingdom more than 4,000 years ago should be torn down for allegedly having been built by “slaves.”
“Take down the #Pyramids. Slaves built them!” was one tweet advocating destruction of the monuments that have stood the test of time.

The mob knows no bounds.

2 Comments

  1. Yeah, we should collapse ‘em into a heap of stones!

    As usual, Pratchett’s law applies, which states that
    any mob’s IQ is that of its less intelligent member
    divided by the number of components.
    No matter how important and legitimate the issue at stake is.

    Comment by FP — June 19, 2020 @ 1:17 am

  2. Egyptologist explains how to pull down an obelisk safely:

    https://twitter.com/indyfromspace/status/1267271817439346689

    Comment by joe — June 20, 2020 @ 8:12 pm

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