Tuesday, June 06, 2006

News from Karnak

http://tinyurl.com/zovvm (Egypt State Information Service)
Zahi Hawass has announced that heritage management work will carried out at Karnak by an Egyptian-French team, to protect the monuments from protential damage from tourism: "The project will include specific lanes for tourists to head off any damage to the monuments, Hawwas told reporters after a meeting of an Egyptian-French committee implementing the project. He added that bazaars, parking lots and cafeterias will be built a distance form the temple to serve tourists without affecting the temple. Hawwas said part of the 50 million-pound budget will be paid in compensation for affected families."
At the same time, Hawass has announced that a nearby quay will be excavated: "Hawwas further said that an Egyptian-French expedition will embark on excavation of a port on the River Nile near Karnak. He told reporters during a tour of the upper Egyptian city of Luxor that ancient Egyptians used the quay to transfer stones from one place to another."
See the page above for the rest of this very brief piece.

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