URGENT CALL TO STOP THE PILLAGING OF EGYPT'S HERITAGE

  • by: Jean Smith
  • target: The Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt - Pretoria

The Egyptian Society of South Africa, out of our concern for the fate of Egypt's magnificent heritage, ask you to join us in our protest against the pillaging and damage being done to ancient sites taking place in Egypt RIGHT NOW!

Reports from world renowned Egyptologists, archaeologists and specialists in other disciplines all mention many  instances of wanton damage, theft and plain 'treasure seeking' taking place at sites ranging from the Great Pyramid itself to other important sites throughout Egypt.

The sad fact is that it appears that little or nothing is being done to control the damage and on going theft of Egypt's heritage.

This Society protests this deplorable situation and believes that this state of affairs shoud be curtailed and controlled before the work of centuries has been entirely undone and irrevocably damaged.

Please join us in our protest by signing this petition and forwarding to as many people as you can.

The following reports illustrate part of the problem:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21958326

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/383102/Egypts-tomb-raiders-put-precious-monuments-in-real-danger

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/antinoupolis-archaeological-site-being-destroyed-systematically

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/67531/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Encroachment-continues-on-Egypts-archaeological-si.aspx

http://www.archaeology.org/news/442-130114-egypt-dahshur-loot

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