Friday, December 15, 2006

More on move from Qurna

Critical article looking at the move of the inhabitants of the archaeologically important land of el Qurna to a new location, to enable the land beneath their homes to be excavated: "Comprising four interconnected nogou' (hamlets) -- Al-Hurubat, Atiyat, Al-Ghabat, Al-Hasasna -- the village conglomerate of Gurna is the most densely populated part of the west bank of the Nile in Luxor -- the site of the Theban necropolis. And evacuating it has proved to be a major undertaking, second only to evacuating Nubia prior to its submersion in Lake Nasser in the course of building the Aswan High Dam."
See the above article for more information.

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