Thursday, November 17, 2005

Pyramids bid farewell to Aida
"Minister of Culture Farouq Hosni has ordered the removal of the makeshift theatre at the Giza Pyramids, used for performances of the opera Aida. The theatre was built in 1998 as a temporary measure. This decision has come in the light of an urgent request made to the Minister by Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Zahi Hawass to remove the theatre, as it poses a threat to this famous archaeological area. Mansour Beirk, responsible for the Pyramids Archaeological Area, stated that the dismantling of the theatre will take place in the next few weeks".
This is the entire bulletin on the Egyptian Gazette.

1 comment:

khalomo said...

Alas to the glory days...

Clueless people and clueless government, then and now.