Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Unearthing Aswan's past (
"Swiss archaeologists are joining the scramble to recover invaluable ancient remains in Egypt before they are lost forever beneath modern developments.
Cornelius von Pilgrim is leading efforts to unearth evidence of how people lived thousands of years ago near the southern city of Aswan. 'Many ancient towns are being covered by modern towns with deep foundations that destroy the ancient remains,' von Pilgrim told swissinfo. The archaeologist from the Swiss Institute for Egyptian Architectural and Archaeological Research in Cairo has been working alongside Egyptian experts for the past six years in Aswan."
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