Egypt's Riddle: A Beltway - or Sphinx and Pyramids
Sarah Gauch,, The Christian Science Monitor
THE last of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World is having a run-in with 20th-century civilization.
The 4,000-year-old Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx are endangered of an eight-lane highway that will bring speeding traffic only two miles from the paws of the lion-man.
The Egyptian government is scrambling to solve this problem, which erupted in November when UN cultural authorities attacked the construction of the section of the 59-mile Cairo ring road that now nearly encircles Egypt's capital.
But authorities are reluctant to make major changes to a master plan designed to relieve traffic in a city that has swelled to 15 million people. The $330-million, …
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