August 9, 2020

Egypt highway uproots graves, homes in ‘City of Dead’

Cairo (AFP) – Egyptian mother-of-three Menna said she was caught off guard when a bulldozer clearing space for a controversial highway flattened much of a mausoleum that doubled as her home in a sprawling cemetery.”The earth mover suddenly hit the wall and we found ourselves throwing our things in a panic” outside, she told AFP.”They kicked us out on the street,” she said, surrounded by rubble and dust in the UNESCO-listed world heritage site.Menna’s parents and grandparents had made their home among the graves of the City of the Dead, the oldest necropolis in the Muslim world. For those unabl…

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