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Ascribes Ancient Egyptian Civilization To Jews

Uproar over Egypt brochure claiming Jewish work on pyramids

Hazel Heyer, Special to eTN  Sep 03, 2008

In Egypt, a tourism brochure has urged Israelis to visit the Egyptian Pyramids to witness the master oeuvre and giant "handcraft" made by their Jewish ancestors, the Al Masri Al Youm said.

The Egyptian daily pointed out that the Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot had presented fallacious historical facts, ascribing the ancient Egyptian civilization to Jews.

Refuting the Israeli paper’s claims, Dr. Zahi Hawass, secretary-general of the Supreme Council for Antiquities, said there is no room for further claims after they discovered the tombs of the pyramids’ construction workers.

Not one Hebrew name was found on the tomb, reported Tamir Shoukry of Al Wafd. "All were ancient Egyptian names," Hawass stressed.

Furthermore, the Jews came to Egypt 700 years after the construction of the Pyramids. The old claim is purposed to strengthen their alleged historical rights over the land of Egypt, namely Goshen, currently the city of Bilbeis located to the East of the Nile Delta where they lived before the Exodus, said researcher Fayez Ali.

Scholar Dr. Waddad al Fattah also argued that the Jews have been exploiting the miraculous Exodus to support their claims on the construction of the Jerusalem wall of racial separation, added Shoukry.

Uproar over Egypt brochure claiming Jewish work on pyramids

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