Category: Egypt

Universal heritage sites in the Arab world in grave danger; Will Spiers; New Arab

Photo: Diego Delso

UNESCO’s World Heritage list consecrates sites or areas of cultural significance. The Arab world’s foundational role in human civilisation has meant the region is awash with protected sites, however, a lot of these sites are now at risk of collapse.

Source: Universal heritage sites in the Arab world in grave danger

Egypt ‘bulldozing’ Unesco World Heritage Site 100km from Cop27 summit; Middle East Eye

Photo: AFP

Egyptian authorities jeopardising St Catherine’s nature reserve and indigenous population with tourism project…

Source: Egypt ‘bulldozing’ Unesco World Heritage Site 100km from Cop27 summit

Egyptian Heritage Sites Aren’t Party Venues; Mona Abdou; Egyptian Streets

Photo: Al Arabiya

Neon lights bring alive the eyes of statues, and the opaque shadow of a column falls over the dancefloor. It’s a grand sight, perhaps for all the wrong reasons: drinks are half-melted at the base of a limestone ram, a bored child picks their nail into the crevices of an already worn set of hieroglyphs, and a once grand place of worship is reduced to little more than a glorified rave site.

Source: Egyptian Heritage Sites Aren’t Party Venues