Tuesday,12 December, 2017
Current issue | Issue 1157, (18 - 24 July 2013)
Tuesday,12 December, 2017
Issue 1157, (18 - 24 July 2013)

Ahram Weekly

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Al-Ahram Weekly

It was a poignant irony that Morsi supporters defaced what is perhaps Egypt’s most iconic sculpture, named Al-Nahda (Renaissance), at the centre of the eponymous square where they happen to hold their protests. Pictures of the deposed president scarred the figure of the peasant woman symbolising Egypt and the head of the sphinx she leans on. On the pedestal, calls for General Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi’s execution were rudely grafittied. Morsi’s supporters’ vandalism of the statue is an act of disrespect to Egypt’s sculpture pioneer the late Mahmoud Moukhtar’s best-known masterpiece. 

 

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