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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Coptic monastic artifacts to be destroyed in Egypt

The Coptic Assembly of America (CAA) has recently reported that unearthed artifacts in land surrounding an ancient Coptic monastery in Egypt are in danger of destruction due to illegal land development.

CAA indicates that the land seizure and impending development is illegal because several government offices and committees, including the government’s artifacts committee, had in the past deemed the land to be preserved. Now, however, the government is turning a blind eye towards the preservation claim, refusing to grant ownership to the monastery or protect the priceless artifacts surrounding it.

For the full article, click here.
To read CAA’s call to protect the artifacts, click here.


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