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Just to add to our troubles...

Opening the tomb of a 4,500-year-old pharaoh to tourists for the first time in 2021 displays as much foresight as buying cocaine at 3am.



https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-14/egypt-opens-ancient-tomb-of-king-djoser-after-restoration?sref=omvmmwIg
Northwest · M
They've been working on restoring the site for several years. Why do you think it's problematic to open it up for tourism?
Lhayezee · 22-25, F
[@9416,Northwest] Tourists + old tombs surely can't be a good combination! 😮

(I'm kidding, it's good news)
Pfuzylogic · M
[@9416,Northwest] The article stated they had been restoring since 2006 and the Covid pandemic interfered as well as the 2011 uprising.
Curse of the mummy?
Pfuzylogic · M
That is incredibly old even for Pyramids.
This has to give Egypt an incredible shot in the arm for tourism.
ArtieKat · 61-69, M
A guarantee that it won't still be here in another 4,500 years.
funfan · 46-50, M
Ahhh... it's wondrous to see that delicious sarcasm of yours again in a new post!

Djoser's step pyramid has been in my Egypt bucket list for ages. Hey, if famous Egyptologists like Salima or Zahi give this a 👍, then I am all in!
Adaydreambeliever · 56-60, FVIP
How so? I am sure it will be popular, so from that perspective it would seem a good idea. What are the downsides?
ArtieKat · 61-69, M
[@7167,Adaydreambeliever] Damage to the structure through erosion.
Terrible!

 
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