Found project: Giza plateau


    Project : Giza plateau

    Architect : Khufu (comm. i.a.)

    Completion: 26th c.BC

    Locality : Giza

    Country : Egypt

    Building style : Ancient Egyptian architecture

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    Description :

    “’There are very wonderful things to be seen in Egypt, are there not?’

    The young man was now smoking a somewhat noisome pipe. He removed it from his mouth and remarked briefly and very emphatically, in astonishingly well-bred accents: ‘They make me sick.’

    Mrs Allerton put on her prince-nez and surveyed him with pleasurable interest.

    ‘Indeed? And why is that?’ Poirot asked.

    ‘Take the Pyramids. Great blocks of useless masonry, put up to minister to the egoism of a despotic bloated king. Think of the sweated masses who toiled to build them and died doing it. It makes me sick to think of the suffering and torture they represent.’

    Mrs Allerton said cheerfully: ’You’d rather have no Pyramids, no Parthenon, no beautiful tombs or temples – just the solid satisfaction of knowing that people got three meals a day and died in their beds.’

    The young man directed his scowl in her direction.

    ‘I think human beings matter more than stones.’

    ‘But they do not endure as well,’ remarked Hercule Poirot.”

    Christie, Agatha: Death on the Nile, Harper Collins Publishers, Agatha Christie Signature Edition 2001, pp. 113–114.

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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