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And what would be wrong about all that? :)

(They'd have to tell you that "The Mummy" wasn't filmed in Egypt at all, though -- see and, except for Jebel Musa, aka Mount Sinai, that is. They'd probably also make a pretty song and dance about it, (1) distracting you with something entirely different and / or (2) telling you how unfairly Egypt keeps being portrayed in "the West", which for those particular purposes would definitely include Australia).
Darth Pedant 1 year ago
Hehehe! I know it wasn't filmed there. That's why it would be obnoxious. ;) But if I did do that, and a guide charged me extra to show me "Imhotep's tomb", I'd feel that he was entirely justified and had earned it. :D
To be fair, most guides would probably be above that. Ours told us a bit about the licensing procedure, and not only is it pretty strictly monitored; many of the guides are actually rather over-educated for the requirements of that particular job to begin with. (Ours was a university professor!)
Darth Pedant 1 year ago
Wow! That would be like a private seminar on Egyptology with the most amazing visual aids ever.
And really many guides are like that -- it's Egypt's chief source of national income, after all, and well they know it! (Plus, they might also feel like they have to make it up to the rest of the world because no foreign tourist guides are permitted to work in the country at all ... so they just might feel by way of compensation they have to offer up the best they have of their own!)
Darth Pedant 1 year ago
I can't really blame them for not allowing foreign guides, considering how thoroughly other countries have pillaged their history and culture. It's been a long, hard slog trying to reclaim it.