Egypt

Groundwater threatens to flood Abu Mena City; Al-Masry Al-Youm; Egypt Independent

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The archaeological city of Abu Mena, west of Alexandria, the only Coptic archeological site in Egypt registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list, is threatened by the 5.5 meter rise of groundwater levels in the area. Abu Mena, which is an important Christian pilgrimage destination, is located in the city of Borg al-Arab, about 120 kilometers west of Alexandria. The 970-acre city includes a monastery, a church, and an archaeological cemetery of Saint Abu Mena, which has been completely flooded by groundwater.

Source: Groundwater threatens to flood Abu Mena City – Egypt Independent

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