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Developing a Management Plan for Egypt's Valley of the Kings

A sign in Qurna, the hillside area that includes the Theban Tombs of the Nobles. Over the past two centuries, residents of Qurna built homes above entrances to the tombs, damaging the tombs and making them accessible to looters. In 2007 the homes were razed and residents moved to a newly built village north of the archaeological zone. Photo: Francis Dzikowski, © 1999, The Theban Mapping Project.