Saturday, February 05, 2011

Muslims Destroying Mummies No Surprise

The museum houses treasures recovered from the tomb of the pharaoh TutankhamunBy Saturday a human chain of volunteers surrounded the Museum to thwart any further theft or damage but sadly a statue from the tomb of Tutankhamun, representing the king riding on a panther, was thrown to the ground and broke in two.

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Unknown said...

Hi Pasto.
Remember the Taliban and the Buddhas of Bamiyan?And the temples in India turned in to Mosques?Well it's Egypts turn!
There can only be one!

Pastorius said...

According to Muslims, there is no history besides Allah's lies.

Alexander Münch said...

Egyptians burn mummies as fuel ?

The Egyptians use mummies in the 19th century to fuel their locomotives. We owe this wonderful conceit to Mark Twain, who in The Innocents Abroad (1869) writes, "The fuel [Egyptian railroaders] use for the locomotive is composed of mummies three thousand years old, purchased by the ton or by the graveyard for that purpose, and . . . sometimes one hears the profane engineer call out pettishly, 'D--n these plebeians, they don't burn worth a cent--pass out a King!'" Lest anyone fail to realize it's a joke, Twain then adds, "Stated to me for a fact. I only tell it as I got it. I am willing to believe it. I can believe anything."

Benue said...

Someone's getting a curse!

Unknown said...

Hi Alex.
Actually i read something similar about the use of old mummies to fuel fires.Even outside in the desert where you know there's hardly any firewood and it gets real cold at night.We're not talking present day but early 20 Century stories.

Alexander Münch said...


How sad !

Mummies are perfect "Time Capsules"! Very well preserved History books !
Heinrich Heine had something to say about burning books!...
Even if Mark Twain's story turns out to be a joke, it is still a good description of Egypt's present situation !

Half of the "Dead Sea Scrolls" didn't escape this faith...
The Bedouins used it as fuel for cooking !... AND THIS IS NOT A JOKE !


bernie said...

A recent email sent to me said that Muslims were not worth crap. Actually, that is their only worth. Dried out Muslim poop can be used for fuel and so Muslims are not completely worthless despite what I write in my blog.

Also, as always, thanks for linking.