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Thursday, April 5, 2018

72 officials charged with theft after turning ancient archaeological site into parking lot - Egypt Independent


http://www.egyptindependent.com/72-officials-charged-with-theft-after-turning-ancient-archaeological-site-into-parking-lot/

72 officials charged with theft after turning ancient archaeological site into parking lot



The prosecution began investigations into the case, and ordered the formation of a committee headed by the financial and administrative inspector in the General Court of the province of Monufiya. The commission report included violations on the archaeological property by digging ancient sands and establishing a road that passes next to the archaeological hill area.

Investigation showed that the sand contained treasures and monuments, while affirming that the site is an ancient cemetery, which hosts monuments and coffins of different sizes.

"This ancient hill was treated as a warehouse for the remnants of the factories adjacent to it, under the sight of all those responsible for this archaeological location, with no action taken regarding these violations," the investigations said.

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