Massive looting of archaeological sites in Egypt continues as security forces turn a blind eye to thugs plundering Egypt’s cultural heritage.
El Hibeh archaeological site on the east bank of the Nile lies in a particularly impoverished area of Egypt, three hour’s drive south of Cairo. For the past 9 months a gang has been systematically and openly looting the site while the local police seemingly turn a blind eye.
For more information on El Hibeh please join the facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/337119989673652/
Please the sign to petition which is addressed to the Supreme Council of Antiquities and Egyptian Government and which it is hoped will further alert them to the crimes taking place not only at El Hibeh but in numerous other places across Egypt, which represent the cultural heritage of Egypt and the world.
This petition demands that the SCA and Egyptian government act to immediately re-establish and mantain security at El Hibeh and other archaeological sites across Egypt.
Local rumour has it that bulldozers are now being used to dig up the desert east of the town mound – this is a dire and URGENT situation! PLEASE sign the petition today.