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Egyptian antiquities ministry launches campaign to clean historic sites

Campaign started in Islamic Cairo, with help from local residents

Nevine El-Aref , Saturday 13 Sep 2014
El-Damaty paticipating in the cleaning campaign
El-Damaty paticipating in the cleaning campaign
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The Ministry of Antiquities launched a campaign on Saturday to clean the locations of Egypt’s archaeological sites, in collaboration with local NGOs.

El-Damaty with the children who participated in the cleaning campaign
El-Damaty with the children who participated in the cleaning campaign

Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh El-Damaty told Ahram Online that the project aims to encourage the public to participate in cleaning and developing archaeological and historical sites in Egypt, in an attempt to preserve and protect Egypt's heritage.

He said that the campaign will extend to all archaeological sites nationwide, to create clean, well-developed areas where archaeological sites are located.

Mohamed Abdel-Aziz, head of the Historic Cairo Rehabilitation Project, said the first phase of the campaign had started in medieval Islamic Cairo in the areas of Al-Gamaliya, Al-Azhar, Al-Ghouri, Al-Darb Al-Ahmar and Bab Al-Wazir.

El-Damaty, Abdel-Aziz and a group of children who live in the area participated in the cleaning campaign.

El-Damaty and Abdel-Aziz cleaning
El-Damaty and Abdel-Aziz cleaning

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Dylan Bickerstaffe
14-09-2014 10:28am
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Great News
What a wonderful idea. I congratulate Mohamed Abdel-Aziz and all the people who are participating in this scheme. It is a brilliant idea and local people will be able to admire the buildings that give their area history and character. Well done everyone. Best wishes Dylan
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