Cash-strapped Egypt considers offering pyramids, other monuments for rent

Times are tough around the globe.  It’s still sad to see a worldwide monument to human achievement needed to be used this way.  That being said, it’s not like the pyramids haven’t been raped and pillaged for as long as they have been around so why not let our grubby 21st century hands in there too.

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Egypt’s finance ministry sent a proposal to the country’s antiquities ministry to consider offering key monuments, including the pyramids, to international tourism firm as a quick solution to generate funds needed to overcome the financial crisis, an official has said.

Rumors about the proposal, which some described as preposterous, have circulated online for weeks.

But on Wednesday, Adel Abdel Sattar, the secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, in an interview with Egypt’s ONTV channel confirmed the existence of a proposal to offer Egypt’s monuments, including the pyramids in Giza, the Sphinx, the Abu Simbel Temple and the temples of Luxor, to international tourism firm.

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