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

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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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