“All the World is Bleak”

Tutankhamun’s tomb is looted again.

…One man pleaded with people outside the museum’s gates on Tahrir Square not to loot the building, shouting at the crowd:

We are not like Baghdad.

Would that they listen to that voice from the crowd.

Adoration of the Disk

Thy dawn, O Ra, opens the new horizon,
And every realm that you hast made to live
Is conquered by thy love, as joyous Day
Follows thy footsteps in delightful peace.

And when thou settest, all the world is bleak;
Houses are tombs where blind men lie in death;
Only the lion and the serpent move
Through the black oven of the sightless night…

From The Book of the Dead, circa 2000 BCE

Bleak, indeed.

UPDATE: The NBC Weekend News tonight reported the mummies at the museum had been beheaded.

Beheaded.

I am sick at heart.
Diptera’s “Fucking savages” doesn’t begin to cover it, but it’s a really good start.

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5 Responses to ““All the World is Bleak””

  1. major dad says:

    What nightfly said and they need to die.

  2. Ave says:

    I admire the ordinary and brave Egyptians who had formed a human ring around the museum, trying to prevent looting and desecration by criminals and thugs, while the Mubarak government did nothing about it.

  3. Kathy Kinsley says:

    What Ave said. I wouldn’t actually be surprised if the Mubarak government WERE the looters.

    On a a more pragmatic note. You can sew together a beheaded mummy and get almost-as-good-as-antique. Not so much with a living person.

  4. Ave says:

    Why not, it works on teddy bears and makes ’em even more lovable.

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