Coptic archaeological sites destroyed in Egypt

Coptic archaeological sites destroyed in Egypt

The lack of security measures in Menia facilitates looting of Coptic archaeological sites. This city is in the spotlight due to the attacks that its Coptic churches and monuments suffered last month.

The last attack happened in Ansana, Egyptian historical site that could serve as coptic monastery. However, not enough information is available. "This place has never been studied in depth"Said archaeologist Monia Hanna. It is known that he was the target of dynamite detonations.

Hanna explained on Facebook that Fourth century church from the Ansana site, east of Mallawi, is the victim of constant looting, in which dynamite is used to extract its treasures. Numerous religious caves date from a period where the inscriptions were still visible. The entire area is littered with Greek, Coptic, and Syrian inscriptions that have yet to be analyzed and documented.

The adobe monastic community in the south is harassed by the mafia, risking the loss of the Matryria section and with it the entire site in a matter of months”, The expert alerts.

These attacks will continue unless reinforce security measures.

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