Climbing Heritage Sites Now Means Jail Time And Up To 100K In Fines


The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has been striving to restore numerous historical and archaeological sites across the nation, leading them to issue a new law.

People trespassing into archeological sites or climbing onto them will face a fine up to EGP 100,000 and jail time

Article 45 of the Antiquities Protection Law provides that violators shall receive a minimum of one month in prison and a fine that varies from EGP 10,000 to EGP 100,000, depending on the severity of the offence, for entering or climbing onto an archaeological site.

When there is a second offence, the penalties double.


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