Can I have a stone from Tout-Ankh-Amoun’s tomb?
People can ask the strangest questions 🙂
Here’s an answer from the Under secretary of State in Egypt, M. Zaghlool, to a, rather peculiar, question of a journalist from the Chicago Tribune.
John S. Steele Esq.,
Correspondent of “The Chicago Tribune”,
138, Fleet Street,
With reference to your letter addressed to H. E. the Minister dated March 13th, 1924, asking whether it would be possible to secure a stone from king Tout-Ankh-Amoun’s tomb for incorporation in the new Tribune’s building in Chicago, I have the honour to inform you that the tomb in question is not a building but, in reality, a crypt cut out in the rock and it is not possible to take off any part of its rocky wall.
This Ministry therefore regrets very much its being unable to comply with your request.
I have the honour to be,
Your obedient servant,
UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE