Monday, January 17, 2005

Egypt’s Pharaonic temples under threat from rising Nile
I can't imagine why the Indian Express has chosen to roll with this story when no-one else appears to be featuring it, but it focuses on the serious problems that are being faced by the Egyptian temples of Luxor and Karnak in terms of rising Nile waters. The article reports that waters have risen by up to 5 ft, "submersing the base of the renowned columns and jeopardising the foundation. The salt has faded the brilliant colour of the temples and the exquisite statues flanking the columns".

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