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Thursday, March 3, 2016
News: Egypt Prepares Put Four Archaological Sites on UNESCO World Heritage List
Kom Al-Dikka, Amphetheatre
Ministry of Antiquities is preparing files on four archaeological sites in
Alexandria and Sinai, to be submitted to UNESCO. Written By/ Nevine El-Aref.
Ministry of Antiquities is preparing the required files to have four
archaeological sites in Alexandria and Sinai added to UNESCO’s World Heritage
sites, said Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty, are the Old City of
Alexandria, the Ptolemaic Temples in Alexandria, and Al-Gundi and Salaheddin
fortresses on Pharaoh Island in Sinai.
Up: The pompey pillar, Down: Pharaoh Island in Sinai
these archaeological sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List is a very important
step relative to the ministry’s keenness on registering the largest number of
Egypt’s archaeological sites possible on the World Heritage List, in an attempt
to reach the level of maximum protection that suits their importance and
uniqueness,” Eldamaty told Ahram Online
explained that the sites that would be registered for the Old City of
Alexandria include Kom Al-Shuafa, Kom Al-Dikka, the Pompey Pillar and the underwater
antiquities in both the eastern harbour and Abuqir.
collection of Islamic monuments, among them the cistern of Ibn Al-Nabih and the
old Alexandria towers, would also be on the documentation list.
Ebeid, supervisor for international organisations in the ministry, as well
being the responsible for international cooperation issues, told Ahram Online
that the ministry’s permanent committee is to meet soon in order to discuss and
review the documentation files of the sites before sending them to UNESCO.
went on saying that the ministry is now organising a number of workshops to
trains archaeologists and curators on preparing documentation files for other