& here for the weekend’s end a few items of interest in between the ongoing Meddeb / Malady of Islam serialization:
Much angered by the destruction of Nimrod & other archeological sites. Must be the first time I am thankful (put that word under erasure) for the British & French colonial greed that stole & stored much of the moveable treasures in their museums.
& a digital reconstruction by the MET:
If you have French, the following is a treat:
“If you were not in Cairo on February 17, or for some other reason missed Samah Selim’s must-hear talk — on the nature of translation, adaptation, genre-invention, and a few other things — then, lucky you, the video has been uploaded to YouTube”: