Archaeologists call for funds to save Kabash Road in Luxor

Archaeologists and tour guides in Luxor on Sunday demanded that Mohamed Abdel Maqsoud, general secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, launch an international campaign for saving Kabash Road.

Kabash Road connects Karnak and Luxor temples at a length of 2700 meters. People have illegally built on it since the start of Egypt’s revolution at the end of January.

Mansour Barek, supervisor of the archaeological area, emphasized the necessity of providing funds for compensating those whose buildings will be bulldozed and relocating people living in Abu Asaba, north of Kabash Road, whose dwellings encroach on the road.

After these steps are taken, the project to make Luxor the largest open-air museum in the world will be almost completed.

Barek said that LE20 million is needed to finish the project, which includes uncovering and restoring the road. He said 80 percent of the project has been completed so far.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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