The site of Heliopolis, now a district of Cairo, is one of the most oldest Ancient Egyptian cities and was once the chief cult centre of the sun god Ra. The most famous monument currently remaining on the site is the Obelisk of Senusert I. However, what is worrisome is that it is now under threat from urbanisation.
The temple area of Heliopolis is currently used to dump garbage, in the area called Misraa el-Segun, and threatened by other usage including house construction, especially in the area of the shopping mall Suq el-Khemis. Several hectares of the temple area were lost during 2012 and 2013. There have also been cases of illicit digging.
Quesna is also another archaeological site which is under threat from encroaching trash dumps.