Egypt revolution brings golden age for tomb raiders

28 Mar 2013 4:06 PM | Anonymous

Egypt revolution brings golden age for tomb raiders

Aleem Maqbool discovers the audacious methods people have been using to steal precious antiquities

Egypt's revolution has not only brought political upheaval, but also lucrative opportunities for illegal diggers hunting for antique treasures and gold.

There is ample anecdotal testimony from people living near the Great Pyramids at Giza that since the revolution large holes have been appearing in the ground there.

Our own inspection quickly revealed evidence of what they were talking about.

Close to a desert track, just beyond a small outcrop of sandstone and with the pyramids looming in the distance, we found a large, evenly dug vertical shaft.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21960373

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