Ancient Egyptian temple surrounded by lake of sewage

Published on November 24th, 2010 | by Admin


The Egyptian temple dedicated to the god Ptah, located in Memphis, is surrounded by a lake of sewage due to neglect by sanitation authorities.

The temple, built during the reign of Ramesses II (1279 BC – 1213 BC) and once a major tourist attraction, now serves as a home for stray dogs, reports Almasry Alyoum.

There is now a small lake of wastewater and sewage surrounding the temple.

The local residents said that sanitation authorities never removed the piles of garbage dumped around the temple by villagers.

They also complained that many homes were also flooded with sewage and underground water, which were removed using buckets.

“Villagers destroyed sewage pipes and built homes in their place. They also disposed of their washing water around the temple, creating a small lake in the area,” said a local resident Ashraf Beshir.

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