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This leads one to contemplate how and why large conservation projects are funded and whose interests come first

By Rebecca Rushfield posted 20 days ago

  

In Egypt, proposal to resurface a pyramid in granite draws heated debate”, an article by Julia Halperin in the February 4, 2024 issue of The New York Times, notes that Egyptian heritage authorities are beginning the first phase of a project to study whether the granite blocks which once faced the bottom third of the Pyramid of Menkaure at Giza should be reinstalled. Halperin discusses the controversies raised by the project including the fact that this would be a very expensive project at a time of soaring Egyptian debt. She notes that the first phase of the project is being funded by Japanese partners.  This leads one to contemplate how and why large conservation projects are funded and whose interests come first.

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