Egypt’s Tourism Collapse Sees Antiquities Looted
The Bent Pyramids in Egypt are now pocked with pits left from illegally excavated shaft tombs. Nelsocs / Flickr
If left unchecked this looting could condemn Egypt’s future tourism industry to the same tortured fate it suffers today, not to mention deprive the world of priceless historical artifacts.
Excerpt from Conde Nast Traveler
Egypt’s latest turmoil has not only caused a further collapse in tourism but also a vacuum around deserted heritage sites that has led to a surge in antiquities looting…
Egyptian archeologists, who have taken to social media to alert the local and international community to the threat from illegal digs and land appropriation, hope that the new army-backed regime will place a higher priority on protecting Pharaonic and early Christian patrimony.