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August 4 2013

Aswan tombs attacked

The present lack of security in Egypt continues to have negative effects on the country’s archaeological sites, especially those located in remote areas, reports Nevine El-Aref

On the west bank of the Nile at Aswan where the Qubbet Al-Hawa (Dome of the Winds) ancient Egyptian necropolis is located, three dozen members of an armed gang attacked five of the tombs and robbed their contents recently, also illegally excavating the site as several holes were found nearby.

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