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Scourge of the desert

发布时间:2019-03-07 06:20:07来源:未知点击:

By Emma Young in Cairo TOURISTS are destroying prehistoric sites in Egypt’s Western Desert, the Eighth International Congress of Egyptologists heard last week in Cairo. “Unless urgent measures are taken, Egypt will be left with not one prehistoric site intact,” Rudolph Kuper of the University of Cologne warned delegates in Cairo. Almost all the known prehistoric sites along the Nile valley have been lost to land reclamation and building projects. Now, Kuper says, tourists in the Western Desert are destroying the country’s remaining prehistoric sites “with an intensity never seen before”. Between 10 000 and 5000 BC,