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The Valley of the KingsA Site Management Handbook$
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Kent R. Weeks and Nigel J. Hetherington

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9789774166082

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774166082.001.0001

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Current Risk Factors

Current Risk Factors

Chapter:
(p.35) 2 Current Risk Factors
Source:
The Valley of the Kings
Author(s):

Kent Weeks

Nigel Hetherington

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774166082.003.0002

Two kinds of risk factors affect the Theban monuments. Elements of the natural environment that cause damage include geology, topography, climate, flooding, and local flora and fauna. Manmade risk factors include careless digging, theft, looting, vandalism, failed conservation attempts, and excessive tourism.

Keywords:   climate, geology, preservation, Thebes, tourism, vandalism

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