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Video footage shows illegal tunnels in Egypt

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The Egyptian police have released video footage that shows several illegal tunnels dug by looters in search of Egyptian treasures.

Since the revolution in Egypt, large holes have been appearing in the ground close to places of archaeological significance, such as the Great Pyramids at Giza.

As the BBC’s Aleem Maqbool discovered, it seems that people have been digging underground tunnels in order to find archaeological treasures.

The problem extends to southern Egypt too, and to Luxor, once the great ancient capital city known as Thebes.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: BBC News

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