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article imageEgyptians Living Above Tombs Agree to Go

By KeithLDick     Dec 2, 2006 in Lifestyle
I can't image living above Tombs, this would definitely remind me of the Movie "Poltergeist" and after seeing that one this would drive me crazy... haha
The area being vacated is near the Valley of the Kings and its famous collection of well-preserved tombs that draw thousands of tourists daily to Luxor. Egyptians moved into the Theban hills after the arrival of European antiquity hunters in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, offering jobs to help excavate -- and loot -- artifacts.
Elina Paulin-Grothe, an archaeologist involved in tomb excavation, said the best way to preserve the artifacts below is to move the residents.
"This cannot continue and the population is growing too fast," she said.
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