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Egypt to Copyright Pyramids


Las Vegas beware.

Egypt plans to pass a law requiring payment of royalties to the Egyptian regime whenever its ancient monuments, from the pyramids to the sphinx, are reproduced in full scale fashion.

Zahi Hawass, the head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, said on Christmas Day that the move was necessary to pay for the upkeep of the country’s thousands of historic sites.

“The new law will completely prohibit the duplication of Egyptian monuments which the Supreme Council of Antiquities considers 100 per cent copies,” he said.

He did not explain how Egypt intended to enforce the law.


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