Monthly Archives: February 2012

No Comment: Demolition of Houses at Qurna, Luxor, Egypt, December 2010


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Encounters with a Man Called Snake. Part 2

“3,500 families will leave for a better life. It’s the most important resettlement operation since the rescue of Abu Simbel in Nubia forty years ago.” Samir Farag*, Governor of Luxor, 2008 “They will turn Qurna into a city of the … Continue reading

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Encounters with a Man called Snake. Part 1.

“The people of Gournou [Qurna] are superior to any other Arabs in cunning and deceit, and the most independent of any in Egypt. They boast of being the last that the French had been able to subdue… They never would … Continue reading

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