Sunday, October 26, 2014

Cairo: Egyptian antiquities ministry launches campaign to clean historic sites

Campaign started in Islamic Cairo, with help from local residents

El-Damaty participating in the cleaning campaign
The Ministry of Antiquities launched a campaign on Saturday to clean the locations of Egypt’s archaeological sites, in collaboration with local NGOs

Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh El-Damaty told Ahram Online that the project aims to encourage the public to participate in cleaning and developing archaeological and historical sites in Egypt, in an attempt to preserve and protect Egypt's heritage.

He said that the campaign will extend to all archaeological sites nationwide, to create clean, well-developed areas where archaeological sites are located.

El-Damaty and Abdel-Aziz cleaning
Mohamed Abdel-Aziz, head of the Historic Cairo Rehabilitation Project, said the first phase of the campaign had started in medieval Islamic Cairo in the areas of Al-Gamaliya, Al-Azhar, Al-Ghouri, Al-Darb Al-Ahmar and Bab Al-Wazir.

El-Damaty, Abdel-Aziz and a group of children who live in the area participated in the cleaning campaign.
Source: Ahram Online
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