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20 02 2012

Here is an amusing illustration from an 1899 article, “By Trolley to the Sphinx”, about tourism and Egypt, published in The Cosmopolitan.  Poor Sphinxy looks a bit alarmed by the crowd of admirers flocking to his feet.  Danged tourists!  Litter, missing bits of monuments, camera flashes, noisy children, noisier adults…but then again, the natives “recycled” available building materials for centuries, plundered tombs, and otherwise chipped away at history.

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