Egypt is desperate to reboot the country’s COVID-19 decimated tourism industry. But, will the end result be sustainable?
Egyptian authorities told the media that the Great Pyramid was closed for maintenance, after the large number of visitors during the Eid al-Adha holiday last week.
On the plateau of Giza, a sentinel stands guard. Built of stone, its body is that of a lion, it’s face that of its maker. The Sphinx has served as a witness to history unfolding, from the fall of the Pharaohs; great armies have marched in front of it led by generals of legend – Napoleon, Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great himself. The Great Sphinx has even witnessed the mighty river Nile change its course. And now this guardian of Egypt is witness to the fall of the modern Pharaoh of Egypt.