A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Speaking of Endangered Antiquities

In Syria and Iraq in particular, but also in Egypt and Libya, there have been many losses of irreplaceable antiquities in recent years. But apparently it was ever thus: here's a man in 1875 just outright selling mummies on the  street in Egypt:

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