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Aswan Tombs Attacked


Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 431 days ago - weekly.ahram.org.eg
The present lack of security in Egypt continues to have negative effects on the country's archaeological sites, especially those located in remote areas. , reports Nevine El-Aref On the west bank of the Nile at Aswan where the Qubbet Al-Hawa



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Alan Lambert (90)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 11:32 am
It's a sad thing that the common heritage of humanity is being looted because the government changed.
 

John S. (300)
Monday June 24, 2013, 5:49 am
Why would anyone do this?
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Monday June 24, 2013, 6:26 am
I couldn't agree with you more Alan. Why would anyone do this John? Why did the Taliban destroy the Buddha statues. The do it because they are ignorant; myopic religious followers of a myth.
 

Marty Powell (128)
Monday June 24, 2013, 3:56 pm
Why would anyone do this? desperation? Greed? idiocy? Religion? Sheer stupidity? Probably a bit of all of the above. People have robbed tombs since we started burying anything of value with the dead. There is a tremendous history of tomb robbing in Egypt. Thousands of years worth
 

Robert Hardy (67)
Monday June 24, 2013, 11:18 pm
Sad, very sad.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 3:32 am
Noted, thanks.
 
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