The angry reaction of Egyptian at a decision by the Archaeological authorities to hold disco parties for foreigners in Luxor sites has led to a debate in which the parliament is involved.
According to a report by the daily Akhbar el Youm, the Higher Council for Egyptian Archaeology’s decision was questioned by MP Mohammad Bahgat who officially asked Minister of Culture Farouq Hosni to clarify the situation.
The deputy demanded that the program be cancelled “to preserve the ancient Egyptian historical sites.”
Opponents said Egyptians are not allowed into the parties.
However, the authorities for their part said the controversial gatherings “are merely dinner parties” supervised by the archaeological and security personnel in Luxor that will not “humiliate the Egyptian history.”
According to the paper, more than 30 such parties were organized over the three past years, 25 of which were undertaken by one company – Albawaba.com