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Amidst protesting in Egypt a civic-consciousness took hold of Egyptian citizens, and in addition to voicing for political change, they voiced to protect their heritage. Groups formed human walls......

Amidst protesting in Egypt a civic-consciousness took hold of Egyptian citizens, and in addition to voicing for political change, they voiced to protect their heritage. Groups formed human walls around monuments. Technology played a key role in these efforts -- one more way the internet revolutionizes OUR lives.

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  • 1. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s historic Fabric: An Overviewby: Andrew McClungunrest
  • 2. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    Pedestrians, Military, Egyptologists
  • 3. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    Pedestrians, Military, Egyptologists
    Multiple sources verify that…
  • 4. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    Pedestrians,Military, Egyptologists
    Multiple sources verify that…
    “…local youths organized themselves into groups that directed traffic, protected neighborhoods, and guarded public buildings such as the Library of Alexandria.”
    - Than, Ker. “Egypt Treasures Looted, but Public Strikes Back”. National Geographic News, 01/31/2011.
  • 5. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    Pedestrians, Military, Egyptologists
    Multiple sources verify that the Cairo Museum was looted and…
  • 6. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    Pedestrians, Military, Egyptologists
    Multiple sources verify that the Cairo Museum was looted and…
    “…ZahiHawas, secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council on Antiquities…fought the mobs to reach the museum, gathered students and others protesting in the streets and rallied them to the building.”
    - Vastag, Brian. “Amid protests and looting, officials work to preserve Egypt’s
    treasures”. Washington Post, 01/30/2011.
  • 7. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    Pedestrians, Military, Egyptologists
    Hawas claims that each one of Egypt’s twenty-four museums is now protected by the army, but because Egypt is such an archeologically rich country, efforts to protect its historic fabric remain ongoing.
  • 8. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    Pedestrians, Military, Egyptologists
    Egyptologists are using…
  • 9. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    Pedestrians, Military, Egyptologists
    Egyptologists are using…
  • 10. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    Pedestrians, Military, Egyptologists
    Egyptologists are using…
    …to find eyewitness
    accounts of what is
    happening on the
    ground, and also…
  • 11. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    Pedestrians, Military, Egyptologists
    Egyptologists are using…
    …to find eyewitness
    accounts of what is
    happening on the
    ground, and also…
  • 12. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    Pedestrians, Military, Egyptologists
    Egyptologists are using…
    …to find eyewitness
    accounts of what is
    happening on the
    ground, and also…
    …to assess the damage
    of historic sites.
  • 13. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    Pedestrians, Military, Egyptologists
  • 14. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    Pedestrians, Military, Egyptologists
    Representatives of the Facebook group –Restore + Save the Egyptian Museum – are working with the Egyptian Army to help protect sites. Here’s how:
  • 15. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    A researcher on the ground in Egypt uses a landline phone to report looting of an historic site to a colleague out of country.
  • 16. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    A researcher on the ground in Egypt uses a landline phone to report looting of a historic site to a colleague out of country.
    The person receiving the call then uses online resources, such as Google Earth, to look up the GPS Coordinates of the historic site in question.
  • 17. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    A researcher on the ground in Egypt uses a landline phone to report looting of a historic site to a colleague out of country.
    The person receiving the call then uses online resources, such as Google Earth, to look up the GPS Coordinates of the historic site in question.
    The researcher in Egypt then relays the GPS coordinates to the Egyptian Army.
  • 18. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    Conclusion:
  • 19. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    Conclusion:
    Chapter 7, The Clock of the Long Now
  • 20. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    Conclusion:
    Chapter 7, The Clock of the Long Now
    Fashion/art
  • 21. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    Conclusion:
    Chapter 7, The Clock of the Long Now
    Fashion/art
    Commerce
  • 22. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    Conclusion:
    Chapter 7, The Clock of the Long Now
    Fashion/art
    Commerce
    Infrastructure
  • 23. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    Conclusion:
    Chapter 7, The Clock of the Long Now
    Fashion/art
    Commerce
    Infrastructure
    Governance
  • 24. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    Conclusion:
    Chapter 7, The Clock of the Long Now
    Fashion/art
    Commerce
    Infrastructure
    Governance
    Culture
  • 25. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    Conclusion:
    Chapter 7, The Clock of the Long Now
    Fashion/art
    Commerce
    Infrastructure
    Governance
    Culture
    Nature
  • 26. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    Conclusion:
    Chapter 7, The Clock of the Long Now
    Fashion/art
    Commerce
    Infrastructure
    Governance
    Culture
    Nature
  • 27. Efforts to Protect Egypt’s Historic Fabric
    Sources Consulted:
    Than, Ker. “Egypt Treasures Looted, but Public Strikes Back.” National Geographic News, 01/31/2011.
    Vastag, Brian. “Amid protests and looting, officials work to preserve Egypt’s treasures.” Washington Post, 01/30/2011.
    Hammond, Joseph. “Egyptian City Of Alexandria Prepares For Fresh Protests.” Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, 02/10/2011.
    Videos:
    http://www.rferl.org/content/egypt_protests_alexandria_february_11/2305396.html
    http://www.bibalex.org/Attachments/BA_Player2.html
    http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/news/chiefeditor/2011/01/ancient-treasures-looted-destroyed-in-egypt.html