19 August 2018 01:06 PM

Egypt to open archaeological sites for free on Int'l Day of Monuments

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Egypt to open archaeological sites for free on Int'l Day of Monuments

Egypt will mark on Wednesday 17/4/2018 the International Day for Monuments and Sites with opening its archaeological sites for free. 


Several cultural activities will be organized in a number of archaeological sites.

Archaeology researcher Sameh el Zahhar said on Tuesday 17/4/2018 Egypt managed to boast a sublime position on the World Heritage List, noting that it has seven various sites on that list.

He added that 2017-2018 was the worst year for humanitarian heritage, especially in the Middle East where key archaeological sites were destroyed in ancient Aleppo.

He added that most of Iraqi antiques alongside some Syrian and Libyan artifacts were smuggled to Europe and the US by terrorists.

Researchers and experts said Egypt - despite the fact that some of its monuments were stolen - remained the best Arab state in protecting its heritage, Zahhar underlined, referring to Egypt's plan for the restoration of its monuments. 

MENA


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