Egypt Considering Making Pyramids And Sphinx Available For Rent

Book for your next birthday now. Al Arabiya reports:

Egypt’s finance ministry sent a proposal to the country’s antiquities ministry to consider offering key monuments, including the pyramids, to international tourism firm as a quick solution to generate funds needed to overcome the financial crisis, an official has said.

Rumors about the proposal, which some described as preposterous, have circulated online for weeks. But on Wednesday, Adel Abdel Sattar, the secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, in an interview with Egypt’s ONTV channel confirmed the existence of a proposal to offer Egypt’s monuments, including the pyramids in Giza, the Sphinx, the Abu Simbel Temple and the temples of Luxor.

Sattar said the proposal indicated that such a move would provide a quick solution to the country’s financial deficit as it will generate about $200 billion over five years.

  • Sir Legendhead

    Do you think Clear Channel might be interested?

  • Chris Waddell

    This is pretty much the case now. When I was in Egypt in 2010, pre revolution, I met a group in my Hotel that had a reservation for “healing rituals through vibrations” in the Grand pyramid, as well as our guide told us that the Temple of Philae in Southern Egypt is “rented out” each year to a group of Canadians who worship Isis and come for the temples alleged healing powers.

    • Ted Heistman

      cool dog.

  • Antediluviancurrent

    “For Rent” on ancient monuments is something you’d only see in cartoons.