Cultural heritage represents a history and identity of a shared community. During times of unrest and conflict, objects of cultural heritage and cultural landmarks of historical significance have traditionally been the targets of destruction. However, this is not the only factor that is posing risks to cultural heritage; urban and environmental encroachment by modern garbage and looting are among some of these threats. This highlights the importance of protecting and safeguarding cultural heritage.
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As a signatory of the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its two protocols, the 1972 World Heritage Convention and the 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, Egypt has a responsibility to protect its cultural heritage, which has been made challenging and difficult in recent years.