Industrial-Scale Looting Destroys Ancient Sudanese Site

August 25, 2020 - General
Archaeological site Jabal Maragha in Sudan has been destroyed by industrial-scale looting. Illustrative image from Jebel Bakal across the Sudanese desert with the pyramids. Source: Frank / Adobe Stock

A 2000-year-old historic site has been destroyed in Sudan by illegal treasure hunters using construction-sized excavators to search for buried gold. In Sudan many of the country’s archaeological sites are under threat from illegal gold diggers and looting which has become a major threat to the nation’s heritage.

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