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Hi Rob.

Thanks for providing us with this update on the Nabta Playa site. It is both sad, sickening and disheartening to hear that this most sacred of sites has been extremely neglected, unmanaged and vandalized. So I think some direct action needs to be taken right away before things begin to get worse out there. And in my view, the only way to bring immediate attention to this issue is to inform the public, via the internet, of all those interested in this matter, to rally around this cause.

Since Prof. Fred Wendorf, Tom Brophy and perhaps yourself, have photos or diagrams of the original configuration of the site documented, before it was disturbed, perhaps through a fund raiser of sorts - and backed by the ESCOA (Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities)- maybe we can get the site resurrected as it was originally, and then have it safeguarded by security. But I think that there needs to be a consciousness raising effort to get the worlds public behind it. Many are still not aware of the significance the this find, nor its location. I would like to make a few suggestions that I believe with the talent, interest and foresight of many here on GHMB, that we can get something going.

1. Build a website on the subject matter of the Nabta Playa site that would explain the history of the find, its archaeological and cultural significance to Egypt, African and the world - as well as the importance of its preservation.

2. Perhaps we can get a petition going, amassing thousands of signatures from the public expressing there malcontent of the neglect of the site, and demanding that it be secured and protected.

3. Continue to raise funds so that ongoing research can continue on this site.

4. Contact other archaeological organizations asking them to provide awareness and support even if to just bring about global awareness that its there!

I am sure others have ideas. Afterall there are a lot of smart people out here :-o

Rich F
San Fran, Ca.

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Napta Playa Vandalised? 1682 Robert Bauval 23-Apr-08 07:18
Re: Napta Playa Vandalised? 325 Richard F 23-Apr-08 09:01
Re: Napta Playa Vandalised? 314 Dave Light 23-Apr-08 09:38
Can Zahi help? 371 Deep1 23-Apr-08 18:19
Re: Napta Playa Vandalised? 410 W_C_Sally 24-Apr-08 22:52
Re: Napta Playa Vandalised? 337 Scott Creighton 23-Apr-08 10:06
Re: Napta Playa Vandalised? 399 legionromanes 23-Apr-08 13:40
Re: Napta Playa Vandalised? 284 Richard F 23-Apr-08 17:53
Re: Napta Playa Vandalised? 334 Ahatmose 23-Apr-08 19:42
Re: Napta Playa Vandalised? 306 legionromanes 25-Apr-08 04:18
Re: Napta Playa Vandalised? 384 Thomas Brophy 24-Apr-08 21:47
Re: Napta Playa Vandalised? 360 W_C_Sally 24-Apr-08 23:08
Re: Napta Playa Vandalised? 333 Robert Bauval 25-Apr-08 06:32
More reporting needed. 362 Thomas Brophy 30-Apr-08 04:21
Re: Napta Playa Vandalised? 547 libell 19-Mar-12 06:02
UN Personnel have been caught vandalising Saharan rock art 345 Levitating Cat 25-Apr-08 04:33
Speechless. Shocked. 322 Lugh 25-Apr-08 06:37
Re: Napta Playa Vandalised? 322 The Kwuda 25-Apr-08 06:41
Re: Napta Playa Vandalised? 390 libell 01-Dec-11 22:25
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