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Egypt completes restoration of Kom el-Shuqafa catacombs

March 7, 2019 - General

Egypt on Sunday completed a project to restore the catacombs of Kom el-Shuqafa in western Alexandria, which have been prone to groundwater leaks since they were discovered in the first decade of the 20th century.

Credit : Egypt. Ministry of AntiquitiesThe restoration, which began in late 2017, was completed using a $5.7 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The grant also covered maintenance and…

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