Sunday, August 14, 2005

Travel Vandals

This is an article looking at problems of tourist management at heritage sites world wide, and quotes Kent Weeks who has warned about the impacts of tourism in Egypt: "Experts are beginning to give us objective reasons why tourism cannot continue to grow in an uncontrolled, unplanned way. One such warning has come from Kent Weeks, professor of Egyptology at the American University of Cairo, who says that the number of people entering the tombs of Ramses II, Seti I and Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings will have to be restricted, as they are doing too much damage to the wall paintings, with each visitor breathing out about a third of a teacup of moisture in any one tomb".

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