Sunday 18 May 2014

Egypt drags China to UNESCO over a huge Sphinx copy in Chinese village

The modern Sphinx replica in China

Reports from Egypt disclosed that the country was planning to complain to the UNESCO about a replica of Sphinx in China.
Egypt’s antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said he will urge Egypt's delegate to the UNESCO, Mohamed Sameh Amr, to file the complaint.

Few days ago, The Mail reported that a replica of Sphinx has been mounted in Hebel Province, China.

The original limestone statue sits in front of the Pyramid of Khafre on the Giza Plateau, Egypt. The Chinese remake has a reinforced steel framework and a concrete body. And more interesting the artist of the Chinese fake Sphinx copied its broken nose.
The original Sphinx in Egypt
In a statement, the Minister said Egypt will demand the UN body to implement the UNESCO Convention signed in 1972 on protecting the world cultural and natural heritage.

"We will address UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, to inform he"We will address UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, to inform her that the re-production of Sphinx harms the cultural heritage of Egypt where the statue is registered on the World Heritage List", said the Minister.

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