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  • Tacky Tourists and the ICAHM

    An article appeared recently from National Geographic about the first conference of the International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management and the state of World Heritage Sites.  There is no doubt that Tacky Tourists are everywhere, but much of the extensive damage outlined in this article isn’t …

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  • Tacky Tourist: You’re covering the wrong end, dear

    Our ongoing series of toursits doing or wearing…shall we say interesting things.  Some will make you ROFLYAO, some will make your blood boil, and some will make you want to wander about with a long switch so you could treat inappropriately exposed flesh to a …

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  • Tacky Tourist: Owling & Planking are so last week, Starfishing is hot!

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    We are pleased to reinitiate our ongoing series of tourists doing or wearing, shall we say…interesting things.  Some of these photos will make you cringe, some will make you guffaw, and some will make you want to immediately book every responsible person you know for …

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  • Return of the Tacky Tourists, and They’re Breeding Fast

    In the wake of the Jasmine Revolution and the uncertainty that has loomed over Egypt for the last many months, it seemed appropriate to temporarily suspend our popular Tacky Tourist series.  However, even in this period when Egypt is experiencing a disastrous lull in tourism, …

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  • Egypt’s Monuments in Danger: Current Looting and Decades of Tacky Tourists

    Click here to go directly to the March 7th update regarding the resignation Dr. Zahi Hawass and the continued looting in Egypt. In the wake of the Jasmine Revolution in Egypt, as the infrastructure shifts and uncertainty persists, Egyptians continue to aggressively protect their heritage.  …

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  • Tacky Tourists: Stupidity in sundresses with our first Paris Hilton Award candidates of the year!

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    Our ongoing series of tourists doing or wearing, shall we say…interesting things.  Some will make you snicker at the silliness, some will make you wail at the selfishness, and others will make you wish you had control over who was issued a passport.  These two …

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  • 2010 Tacky Tourist Awards announced!

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    This project is dedicated to performing serious research, using the combination of statistics and Egyptological knowledge to uncover previously unrecognized patterns in ancient images.  However, all work and no play… Since our June 2010 launch, the Art of Counting has shared many photos of tourists …

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  • Tacky Tourist: Danger! Armed Tourist

    Our ongoing series of tourists doing or wearing, shall we say…interesting things.  Some will make you keen in lamentation, some will cause you to blather in frustration, and others will make you see red.  This lady at Deir el Bahri is casually erasing ancient material …

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  • Tacky Tourist: No pole dancing!

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    Our ongoing series of tourists doing or wearing, shall we say…interesting things.  Some will make you guffaw, some will make you a touch ill, and some will make you want to wander around with a crop and smack some of these people.  This particular lady …

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  • Tacky Tourist: She just can’t help herself

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    Our ongoing series of tourists wearing or doing, shall we say…interesting things.  Some will make you titter, some will give you a jarring shock, and others will encourage you to go around putting guardrails around everything, since those unambiguous indicators at least tend to curb …

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