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
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