Artifact looting in Dahshur

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2014

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On the edge of Dahshur new holes have been made by artifact thieves, digging beside the archeological sites of Sneferu’s Pyramids.

Dahshur Egypt - November 09:

An Egyptian family visiting the pyramids of Dahshur spend more time exploring the new holes that have appeared near them.

On the edge of Dahshur Egypt new holes have been made by artifact thieves, digging beside the archeological sites of Sneferu's Pyramids. These include Sneferu's Red Pyramid, and Sneferu's Bent Pyramid. Since the revolution the Egyptian security forces haven't been guarding archeological sites as much as in the past. Making independent archeological exploration easier.

(David Degner / Getty Images)

Dahshur Egypt - November 09:

Sneferu's Red Pyramid is covered by a cloud in the distance.

On the edge of Dahshur Egypt new holes have been made by artifact thieves, digging beside the archeological sites of Sneferu's Pyramids. These include Sneferu's Red Pyramid, and Sneferu's Bent Pyramid. Since the revolution the Egyptian security forces haven't been guarding archeological sites as much as in the past. Making independent archeological exploration easier.

(David Degner / Getty Images)

Dahshur Egypt - November 09:

A cemetery and shrines on the edge of Dahshur draws visitors on Friday. According to people living nearby they are replaced by grave robbers at night.

On the edge of Dahshur Egypt new holes have been made by artifact thieves, digging beside the archeological sites of Sneferu's Pyramids. These include Sneferu's Red Pyramid, and Sneferu's Bent Pyramid. Since the revolution the Egyptian security forces haven't been guarding archeological sites as much as in the past. Making independent archeological exploration easier.

(David Degner / Getty Images)

Dahshur Egypt - November 09:

An Egyptian family visiting the pyramids of Dahshur spend more time exploring the new holes that have appeared near them.

On the edge of Dahshur Egypt new holes have been made by artifact thieves, digging beside the archeological sites of Sneferu's Pyramids. These include Sneferu's Red Pyramid, and Sneferu's Bent Pyramid. Since the revolution the Egyptian security forces haven't been guarding archeological sites as much as in the past. Making independent archeological exploration easier.

(David Degner / Getty Images)

Dahshur Egypt - November 09:

Dahshur is a expansive village with many young men who are looking for work. Some of them leave the village and travel the 40 Kilometers to find work in Cairo, others join the traditional work of Dahshur, robbing graves and selling the artifacts.

On the edge of Dahshur Egypt new holes have been made by artifact thieves, digging beside the archeological sites of Sneferu's Pyramids. These include Sneferu's Red Pyramid, and Sneferu's Bent Pyramid. Since the revolution the Egyptian security forces haven't been guarding archeological sites as much as in the past. Making independent archeological exploration easier.

(David Degner / Getty Images)