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Post by DJKeefy » Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:35 am

LivinginLuxor wrote:Yes - the rumour about girls being abducted on the road to the airport for one!
I sometimes wonder why you are moderator on here Stan :roll:

Why was that "about girls being abducted" a rumour on Luxor4u when the events that was posted did happen as reported in the Masry Al Youm newspaper, the road was blocked off by Egyptians who thought the girls had being abducted , only later to find that they was safe and on a shopping trip in Cairo as reported in the newspapers.


So it was not a rumour of Luxor4u. TRY AGAIN!!


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Post by Brian Yare » Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:29 pm

Is there any news yet about the industrial action involving antiquities staff, that caused me to start this thread? It should have started today, so perhaps someone can tell us whether any sites are open. I see from his blog that Zahi is still in the USofA. So who will be negotiating for the MSA?

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Post by LivinginLuxor » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:43 pm

I didn't mention Luxor4U as a rumour monger - I mentioned that some people over-reacted to a disappearance of two girls!

And I haven't heard of any place being closed today, but I was in most of the day.
I might agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong!
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Post by Kevininabydos » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:03 pm

LivinginLuxor wrote:I didn't mention Luxor4U as a rumour monger - I mentioned that some people over-reacted to a disappearance of two girls!
No they didn't! They reacted to the early reports. The way the comment was phrased made it sound like the forum was responsible for the rumour when it clearly wasn't, it was the hysterical parents.
LivinginLuxor wrote:And I haven't heard of any place being closed today, but I was in most of the day.
So what you mean is you didn't go out so you know nothing. But you infer that no where was closed, are you sure you weren't a journalist in a past life?
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Post by LivinginLuxor » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:10 pm

Well, Kevin, you would know if it did happen, living close to Abydos temple.

I'm certain that if any of the local temples or tombs were closed, someone would either a) have told me, or b) posted it on Luxor4U!

My 'inference' was possibly due to seeing something reported as fact before the facts were known - as such it would give visiting Luxor a big no-no.
I might agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong!
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Post by Kevininabydos » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:08 pm

If you had read the post properly it said it was a PLANNED strike, it did not say "a strike WILL be held on such and such a date". It may yet go ahead at a date to be decided, they may well have decided to wait for your hero to slink back into the country! But then that is only speculation on my part and not to be misconstrued as a rumour! :P
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Post by Brian Yare » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:06 am

I will welcome, and pass on, any confirmed reports of specific sites being open or closed, in Luxor or elsewhere. But I am not receiving that sort of information.

The only site that I know is open, from a primary report, is the Ramesseum rest house. Thank you, Mohammed.

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Post by LivinginLuxor » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:30 am

That's good news - I haven't been there for a few days, so I was getting worried!!!!!
I might agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong!
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Post by Kevininabydos » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:44 am

Brian Yare wrote: The only site that I know is open, from a primary report, is the Ramesseum rest house.
This explains a lot if it is what you consider to be a historical site! :x
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Post by DJKeefy » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:49 am

Kevininabydos wrote:
Brian Yare wrote: The only site that I know is open, from a primary report, is the Ramesseum rest house.
This explains a lot if it is what you consider to be a historical site! :x
It is for Stan :lol:
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Post by Brian Yare » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:39 pm

I see, from http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent ... ght-o.aspx that the Egyptian Museum was closed yesterday, but was open at least for organized groups today. It sounds as though there is a very large security force both in and outside - it certainly does not sound like 'business as usual'.

Oh, and I called the RRH a 'site'. I did not say that it was 'historical', although it has indeed been there for a while.8)

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Post by LivinginLuxor » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:12 pm

So you think the lair of the most famous tomb robbers of the 19th century, and the people that helped Carter find Tutankhamen's tomb is not a historic site? In Britain it would probably be a grade 2 listed building!
I might agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong!
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Post by Brian Yare » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:36 pm

Did I say it was not historical?

Let us just consider it a site of special scientific interest, and research there whenever we are able.;)

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