Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Qurna evacuation update Egypt to dig up pharaonic tombs
Bulldozers have moved in to demolish houses in the Egyptian village of Qurna which sits on top of dozens of pharaonic tombs in Luxor.

The Egyptian government is determined to move the 3,200 families of the village to an alternative settlement it has built a few kilometres away.

Officials say emptying out the village will enable them to explore the tombs and to protect them from water damage.

An official ceremony was held and the bulldozers moved in.

Guess they're serious this time.