A crane damages a Fatimid-era tomb in Egypt

A crane damages a Fatimid-era tomb in Egypt

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A Fatimid era tomb nearly 10 centuries old has been demolished in part due to the carelessness of an operator while driving a cranethe authorities said yesterday.

The accident occurred when workers were using the crane to move large blocks of stone from that area to Aswan, where an international sculpture exhibition is being held.

«The crane, carrying heavy stone blocks, crashed into the dome of the tomb and severely damaged it«Said the Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh al-Damaty in a statement.

He also explained that asked the German Conservatives working on the maintenance of such structures in Aswan to help restore the mausoleum that dates back to the Fatimid Shiite dynasty that ruled Egypt between 969 and 1171.

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