Egypt continues to be the target of invasions in its archaeological sites

Egypt continues to be the target of invasions in its archaeological sites

The Al-Hamam Antiquities Inspectorate, in collaboration with Egypt's tourism and antiquities police, has been able to eradicate the invasion of the archaeological site of Al-Bordan, which is located on the Alexandria-Marsa Matrouh highway. On this site there are Greco-Roman fortresses, roads, temples and cemeteries.

Their invasion began on Friday, March 24, when a truck with a construction excavator entered the scene, damaging a group of structures belonging to the Greco-Roman era, according to Khaled Abul-Magd, director of Al-Alamein Marina Antigüedades.

Yasser Khalil, owner of a contractor company, and truck driver Mohamed Abdel Sattar have been accused of violating and damaging the archaeological site, who despite denying all the charges, have been detained and will remain in custody until the investigations have been completed. Despite the fact that the invasion was eliminated on Saturday, the site has suffered considerable damage.

Egypt has been targeted by illegal urban and agricultural encroachment in archaeological sites for a long time. Another case occurred in early March when residents of a neighboring village of Al-Hagg Qandil cultivated around tombs belonging to the 18th dynasty of nobles in the former site of Tel Al-Amarna, in the Upper Egyptian city of Minya, which was the capital of Egypt during the reign of pharaoh Akhenaten. After this happened, a report was sent to both the local police and the ministry of antiquities, thanks to this the ministry ordered that the invasion cease and increased surveillance in the area.

In January there was Dashur rape, located 30 km north of the Giza plateau, in this case the residents of the neighboring village began to build modern cemeteries on the site of the Pyramid of Pharaoh Amenhotep II. Construction was not stopped until the Ministry of Antiquities offered to give them land away from the archaeological site so they could build their cemetery.

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