Supreme Council of Antiquities denies demolishing Mamluks Necropolis in Egypt


Mon, 20 Jul 2020 - 01:08 GMT

CAIRO – 20 July 2020: Head of the Islamic, Coptic and Jewish Antiquities Sector Osama Talaat denied the rumors circulating on social media that claim the historic Mamluks Necropolis has been demolished to build Al-Ferdous Axis.


In a statement issued on Monday, Talaat affirmed that Al-Ferdous axis is far from the Islamic monuments registered in the Mamluks Necropolis, stressing that none of the antiquities was destroyed, and that the tombs in the circulating pictures are not registered as Islamic or Coptic monuments, but are considered modern tombs.


Talaat further stated that although these tombs are not registered as monuments, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri has directed the formation of a technical scientific committee to inspect the evidence and stones that contain decorative or written inscriptions to be studied and discuss the possibility of displaying parts of these tombs in museums as part of Egypt's distinguished heritage.




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