Is Egypt planning to rent out the pyramids?
By Maya Shwayder | International Business Times
Egypt, Its Economy In Tatters And Strapped For Cash, Considered Renting Out Pyramids For Tourism
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo Saturday for talks with Egyptian leaders inside and outside the government, while demonstrators protested in Port Said and the country edged closer to deeper economic distress.
Egypt’s economic situation has deteriorated enough that the religious website Al-Ketab al-Mounir, or the Enlightened Book, presented a proposal to the country’s Finance Ministry to rent out the nation’s “key monuments, including the pyramids of Giza,” the English-language Egypt Independent reported. According to the proposal, the pyramids, the Sphinx, and the temples of Luxor could be rented out to international tourism companies for three to five years, thus generating an estimated $200 billion for Egypt.
The proposal was rejected, but it was considered by the Ministry of State for Antiquities.
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