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article imageEgypt to dig up pharaonic tombs

By Iamseven     Dec 2, 2006 in World
Bulldozers have moved in to demolish houses in the Egyptian village of Qurna which sits on top of dozens of pharaonic tombs in Luxor.
Officials say emptying out the village will enable them to explore the tombs and to protect them from water damage.
Over the years, the villagers are believed to have dug many of the tombs under their houses and to have sold much of what was in them.
Not too popular of a decision obviously, even though the Egyptian government is providing them all with another village to live in. I'm on the fence. I never like when the government forces its people to relocate, but I'm also curious as to what they could find in the tombs.
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