TITLE

Treasures In Trouble

PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;10/16/2009, Vol. 79 Issue 6, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the actions implemented by the Egyptian officials to preserve the famous tombs which are vulnerable to damage due to thousands of people visiting the tombs daily. According to Zahi Hawass, an expert on Egypt's past, human breath and body heat can cause the tomb walls to collapsed. To protect the tombs, new air system is installed and limited visitors are allowed to enter the tombs. Another action is to permanently close some tombs like that of King Tutankhamen but an exact replica is made for visitors to view.
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44508175

 

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