Collecting and repatriating Egypt's past: Toward a new nationalism
Sociology, Egyptology & Anthropology Department
Egypt has a rich and diverse cultural heritage that spans over 6,000 years. The most well known period is the Pharaonic era that lasted some 3,000 years, and that has mesmerized people thereafter. Indeed, when people think of Egypt, they rarely think of the modern state-they think of Egypt's Pharaonic past in terms of its mirabilia: pyramids and mummies that evoke the exotic and the esoteric. This perception has influenced current attitudes to the cultural remains from this era, objects and monuments that have come to be regarded as the patrimony not only of the modern-day Egyptians but also of the entire world. The same fascination is one reason why Egyptian artifacts are one of, if not the most, popular exhibits in any museum, regardless of whether the museum is in London, Paris, New York, or Berlin. Â© 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
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(2011).Collecting and repatriating Egypt's past: Toward a new nationalism. Springer. , 141-154
Collecting and repatriating Egypt's past: Toward a new nationalism. Springer, 2011.pp. 141-154