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
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.
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?
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!
“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”
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.
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!