Sunday, December 18, 2005

Draining water from Karnak and Luxor
Luxor News Blog's Jane Akshar has reported on a recent lecture by Edwin Brock. "He talked about the project to drain the temples of Karnak and Luxor. . . . The project to drain these sites was started by Dr Hawass with the help of USAid and a Swedish company (Sveco Viac ?) at the beginning of 2005. It is surprising that the sites of Egypt are not all Unesco World Heritage sites and may be that will change one day. In the mean time these various bodies are vital to preserving Egypt’s sites. The principle problem is that the water table has risen considerable because of the increased agricultural activity and the problems with sewage and mains water".
For Jane's complete set of lecture notes, see the above URL. A second part to the lecture will be announced when a date has been confirmed.

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