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Cabinet approves antiquities protection draft law, tightened penalties

Sada El Balad
Cabinet approved on Wednesday a draft law amending some provisions regarding the Antiquities Protection Law No. 117 of 1983، which will boost antiquities protection، in addition to intensifying penalties to deterrent illegal excavation and antiquities smuggling.

The amendment also introduced some penalties for those who harass tourists in archaeological sites and in its surrounding areas.

This amendment comes within the framework of the state's interest in the archaeological sector، and measures taken to protect Egypt's historical monuments.

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