Western Aliens & Ancient Egypt

In winding up his indictment, Ernest Renan came to the same conclusion Ali Pasha had reached years before: ‘The worst enemy, however, of Egyptian antiquities is still the English or American traveler. The names of these idiots will go down to posterity since they were careful to inscribe themselves on famous monuments across the most delicate drawings’.

The Zodiac of Paris, by Jed Z. Buchwald & Diane Greco Josefowicz, page 20.

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