Stele of Revealing and Arab Spring
Might one postulate the possibility of a link between the Arab Spring and the removal of the Stele of Revealing from its display cabinet in the Cairo Museum?
What about King Tut's death mask? A rather far more significant object in some ways.
Of course! Since there is "no difference between any one thing and any other thing," one can postulate anything whatsoever. Proving the actuality of such a "link" might be difficult.
The original "arab springboard" can be traced back to the 1030's:
"While in the 900s Byzantium had been able to reseize territory in Syria, starting around the 1030s the Seldjuk Turks gained power and territory. These incursions prompted the emperor of Byzantium, Alexius I Comnenus to send a delegation to Piacenza, Italy, asking Pope Urban II in March 1095 for help against the Turks. On November 27, 1095, in Clermont, France, Pope Urban II called for a crusade to help the Byzantines and to free the city of Jerusalem. The official start date was set as August 15, 1096."
- http://www.umich.edu/~eng415/timeline/summaries/First_Crusade.htm [/align:3os4qju9]
It is probable that this problem with some (many? most? all?) Muslims started a long, long time before the Stele was even discovered, much less before being placed in any display cabinet.
But surely a spring stores up energy which is released when it's sprung! Could not the disturbance of such an artefact, which may or may not itself have any inherent power itself, but may pin unforeseen forces, spring the spring? And once unsprung could the genie ever be put back in the metaphorical bottle, and if it could would you want to? And aside from this talk of springs sprung and unpinned forces who's got it? what are they doing with it? and will it be put back?
The Museum still has it. I'm assured it's safely located in a crate in the basement pending transfer to the new Museum at Giza, assuming that ever comes to fruition.
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The new museum is looking more and more likely to be finished, in about roughly, the next ten years or so!
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It was only a bit of a wind up, my initial post. Still on so many levels it has the makings of a good opener to a fictional plot.... The Stele of Revealing removed from display, allegedly in storage. If you were some thelemic Bond villain now would probably be the excellent time to execute plans to obtain such an artefact. Military in power, find some general who's owed a lot of back pay and before you know it a crate is being loaded onto the back of your lorry.... 😀
Why not? "Taking credit" is a time honored Western political tradition, so go for it. 😉
Well we usually get blamed for everything that goes wrong in the world. But alas I'm not going to get overtly political, its a screwed up world and our ancestors did their fare share of screwing up.