Monday, July 10, 2006

UNESCO supports Luxor development plan

"The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) supported the Egyptian government's development project in the ancient Karnak area in Luxor.
A UNESCO report said that the Karnak project is very well planned and systematic, striking the right balance between preserving Egypt's legacy and Luxor's planning.
There was a fuss about protecting the residential compound and the 19th century house of the French Egyptologist George Legrain, being situated on the doorstep of the Karnak Temple. UNESCO officials said that protecting the historical site in Egypt is the sole responsibility of the Egyptian government which has every right whether to keep or demolish Legrain's house and the residential compound."
This is the complete item on the State Information Service website.

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