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Shards of a golden age

Shards of a golden age
trefwoorden: Egypte - kostbaarheden - piramide
The French sought enlightenment in Egypt, the British wanted power. But neither could extract the country's riches, says Jonathan Jones.
As the invading army sweltered under the desert sun, their commander reminded his troops of the antiquity and beauty of the land they were about to occupy. "Soldiers, from the height of these pyramids, 40 centuries look down on you," declaimed Napoleon before the Battle of the Pyramids on July 21 1798.

Lees verder bij: Guardian Unlimited (2 oktober 2003)