Egypt has the oldest buildings. Egypt led the way back in the day with slavery (I guess) and having a well defined caste society. Well, since society is currently in a mess, why shouldn't Egypt lead the world into a global revolution against a sitting government?
And why not start the looting (in disgust for the current political regime) by ripping the heads off mummies and rioting? Sounds like this makes perfect sense in our less than perfect world. Humans never cease to amaze and continue to prove that they, indeed, are animals. Human but animal at the same time.
Check out this article.