Wednesday, 16 March 2011

The Clan's Code of Honour


In January I went to a village in Egypt to photograph a clan of archeological excavators, who are famous for their honesty concerning the treasures they find. According to their strict code of honour, even the merest suggestion of grave robbing is punishable by absolute banishment. A recent suspect was a young boy, who was immediately shunned by the entire village. Knowing that all the people he had ever known would never speak to him again, the boy walked off into the desert and was never seen again.

Photo of one of the clan's elders: Profoundly Superficial, Kift (Luxor)

4 comments:

♣ Lisa de Paris said...

❦...Belle photo et douces couleurs qui montrent l'état d'humilité, presque d'abnégation, paradoxale à l'allure imposante du personnage... ❦

Diana said...

What an incredible story! And sad at the same time...

Susan said...

Lovely story. Is this going too far...or should we have more of a sense of honour?

Profoundly Superficial said...

The principle of honour is important but, like everything, it's risky once it becomes dogmatic.