Resisting popular pressure, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is refusing to give up power until his Pyramid is completed sometime in September. Mubarak, in a televised address to the people of Egypt, indicated he would remain in office until the final blocks were in place on his pyramid in Giza. Mubarak commissioned the structure shortly after taking power in 1981. The pyramid is expected to be the largest man-made structure in Egypt when it is completed. The front of the massive structure is fronted by a giant lion at rest with the face of Mubarek and the body of the lion as it lays prone in front.
Workers have been toiling on Egypt’s latest pyramid and temple to honor the 30 year leader for the past 25 years. In his address Mubarek said, “I do not want to leave with any tasks not finished.” “It is not fair to the people of Egypt to walk away from a project that has taken so much time and expense.”