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Ancient Egyptian temple surrounded by lake of sewage

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

Sewage threatens ancient cave carvings

Seeping sewage may have cause permanent damage to historic cave carvings in Hertfordshire, England. The cave, which is situated below Melbourn Street, will be closed for three weeks next month while experts from English Heritage investigate the state of preservation of the cave and to determine how much damage has been