Groundwater threatens the Great Sphinx

Groundwater threatens the Great Sphinx

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According to archaeologist Amir Gamal this Sunday expressed to Egypt Independent what the Great Sphinx of Egypt is in danger since the underground water of the area has reached the body of the sculpture.

«You can see green grass only 50 meters away from it"He told the press, explaining that the limestone with which the sphinx is built has a high percentage of calcium. «Added to this is the problem of wastewater, which authorities are not addressing«.

Gamal explained that «the birds enjoy the calcium in the stone, so many of them can be seen flying over the sculpture. It is just their waste that eats away at the sphinx«.

«It is going to be a serious problem when the perforations in the body of the sphinx caused by the acid residues, enlarge with time«.

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