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#1    Ashotep

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:28 PM

Looks like a lot of Egypt's tombs are being ransacked because of the bad economy and lack of guards on the historic sites.

Egyptian tomb raiders persist under poor economy


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:46 PM

this has been happening since the egyptian times have began

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:58 PM

Yeah nothing new here. Torusim will still be strong in Egypt and guards will stay because of the tourism


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:03 PM

I am surprised there is anything left to raid. Most of it is either in the museums or the thieves have sold it over the centuries, unless they are now stealing the stones.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:27 PM

There aren't many guards on the tombs anymore and they are digging up burial sites that haven't been touched in the past.  Tourism is dead in Egypt.

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Dozens of burial tombs untouched for millennia lie open and ransacked of their contents. Mounds of earth signal the location of other illicit excavations.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:47 PM

View PostHilander, on 24 March 2013 - 08:27 PM, said:

There aren't many guards on the tombs anymore and they are digging up burial sites that haven't been touched in the past.  Tourism is dead in Egypt.

This is from the article.
its not dead, lots of British people go every year


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:19 PM

View PostThe New Richard Nixon, on 24 March 2013 - 08:47 PM, said:

its not dead, lots of British people go every year
Not too sure about that now. Been a bit of a ruck over there lately, doubt the travel agencies will be mentioning it though.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:51 AM

Tourism went under after all the fighting started in Egypt. It is listed as a dangerous travel destination for tourists.





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