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  • This is probably Egypt's closest equivalent to building a road tunnel near Stonehenge:

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/s­ep/15/egypt-cuts-highways-across-pyramid­s-plateau-alarming-conservationists

    The depressing thing is that this is actually already in progress. If archaeologists fear that the archaeological record of Stonehenge would be disturbed, this will certainly do damage to a formerly very densely-inhabited area of Egypt, albeit not as much a digging a tunnel.

    One of the most interesting archaeological facts about Egypt, for me, is that there hasn't actually been that much excavation of ancient cities. Obviously, there has been some, but most of the focus has been on ancient monuments and necropolises, which probably have a greater potential for generating tourism. Also, excavating cities is rather complicated by the fact that most of the ancient cities lie under existing cities.

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