Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Senior antiquities inspector suspended
"Aswan Governor General Samir Youssef has ordered the investigation of a senior antiquities inspector responsible for the Pharaonic noblemen's graves on the west bank of the Nile. In the meantime, the inspector has been demoted to a humble administrative post as a punishment for neglecting his duties. The Governor is having the performance of all the archaeologists, inspectors and security guards working in Aswan in this sector reviewed, in preparation for the new tourist season.
In related news, General Youssef has also allotted an area of land near the river in Aswan to be used for camel rides and as a car park for taxis. He has also given instructions for the creation of a new guidebook for Aswan, as well as repairing roads, paths and walkways to benefit visitors and constructing a new jetty for tourist boats to berth".
This is the full Egyptian Gazette news item.

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