Egypt cuts highways across pyramids plateau, alarming conservationists

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Project championed by Egypt’s powerful military will slice across world heritage site

Egypt is building two highways across the pyramids plateau outside Cairo, reviving and expanding a project that was suspended in the 1990s after an international outcry.

The Great Pyramids, Egypt’s top tourist destination, are the sole survivor of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the plateau is a Unesco world heritage site.

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