Egypt to submit 4 sites for UNESCO Heritage List
|Pompey's Pillar, Alexandria [Credit: Ministry of Antiquities]|
“Placing these archaeological sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List is a very important step based on the ministry’s keenness on registering the largest number of Egypt’s archaeological sites possible on the list in order to secure the level of maximum protection which matches their importance and uniqueness,” Eldamaty told Ahram Online
|Catacombs of Kom Elshoqafa [Credit: Ministry of Antiquities]|
|Kom Al-Dikka, Amphetheatre [Credit: Ministry of Antiquities]|
|Pharaoh Island in Sinai [Credit: Ahram]|
He added that the ministry is now organising a number of workshops to train archaeologists and curators on preparing documentation files for other archaeological sites.
Author: Nevine El-Aref | Source: Ahram Online [March 04, 2016]