Egypt moves sphinxes to Tahrir Square despite controversy

Egyptianauthorities said Saturday they have relocated four ancient sphinxes to Tahrir Square, the congested traffic circle in the heart of Cairo.Archaeologists and others have criticized the move, expressing fear that the city’s notoriously high air pollution could damage the artefacts. A lawsuit to stop the move is making its way through the courts.Mostafa Waziri, the head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said the sphinxes would remain inside wooden boxes until the official unveiling of the renovations, without saying when that would take place.Tahrir Square was the epicenter of Egypt’s…

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