The Power of the Local Community of Dashur

We recently posted about the looting of the pyramids at Dashur and the local community coming together this past month to campaign against the illegal acts being carried out to their heritage sites (you can view the Guardian’s article¬†here).

We are happy to announce that in response to this, the police and army, along with the Minister of Antiquities Dr. Ahmed Eissa, are now working together to protect the site of Dahshur around the clock. There are also plans to remove the encroachments on the site.

This is great news for the local community and well done to the folks of Dahshur for taking the initiative and showing the world that Egyptians care deeply about their heritage!