Miss Mabrouk of Egypt

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Friday, September 23, 2005

Farming Threatens Ancient Egyptian Sites

Egyptian reliefs dating back thousands of years could disappear within a decade, archaeologists said on Thursday. As Egypt's population grows, agricultural land moves closer to ancient temples and funeral monuments. Water for irrigation is weakening temple foundations and eroding the carvings. cont.

The antiquities are even more threatened than this brief story tells. It is not only about farming, it is inadequate sewage systems, the effects of the high-dam etc. etc. To borrow the voice of the Egyptian Sandmonkey: how do we blame this on the Zionist conspiracy?

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