Bulldozers overhaul Luxor, city of pashas and pharaohs
Egypt has already cleared out Luxor's old bazaar, demolished thousands of homes and dozens of Belle Epoque buildings in a push to transform the site of the ancient capital Thebes into a huge open-air museum.
Officials say the project will preserve temples and draw more tourists, but the work has outraged archaeologists and architects who say it has gutted Luxor's more recent heritage.
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Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs - 4/2/2010
There are reports of the demolition of a church at Luxor. There may have been confusion in the initial reports between the word "Episcopal" and the word "Evangelical" (which are, of course, not always identical).
[and what appears to be a corrected report:]
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