Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Who should save Egypt's archives?

It has sometimes been claimed that, like human rights and democracy, the protection of Egypt's cultural heritage cannot be left to the Egyptians. Corruption, poverty and ignorance, Egypt's critics maintain, pose a serious threat to the preservation of artefacts of "global importance".

So who should look after Egypt's past?

Read this article by Hussein Omar, a history PhD candidate at Oxford, and co-founder of the Downtown Memory and History Project.

Click Al Jazeera

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