Girardi, Robert
November 1995
New Republic;11/13/95, Vol. 213 Issue 20, p14
Refutes Afrocentric scholar Louis Farrakhan's claim that French general Napoleon Bonaparte blew the nose off the Sphinx because of racist motives in the latter part of the 18th century. Role of despotic Islamic leaders Mamelukes in mutilating the Sphinx; Theory of Afrocentric poet Amiri Baraka on Napoleon's reason for blowing the nose off from the Sphinx; Napoleon's purpose in invading Egypt; Contribution of Napoleon in documenting Egyptian antiquities.


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