FILE - One of the antiquities transferred to GEM
CAIRO - 28 April 2022: Egypt's Law No. 117 of 1983 for the Protection of Antiquities stipulated many penalties that pursue any encroachments on archaeological areas.
The law protects antiquities that are considered a historical treasure, and punishes violators by imprisonment in some cases.
Among the most important penalties stipulated by the law are the following:
1. Imprisonment for a period of no less than one year, and a fine of no less than 10,000 pounds and not more than 500,000 pounds, for anyone who places advertisements or billboards on the antiquity.
2. Imprisonment for a period of no less than one year and a fine of no more than 500,000 pounds, for anyone who wrote, engraved or applied paints on the antiquity.
3. A fine of no less than 10,000 pounds and imprisonment for a period of one year, for anyone who accidentally damaged or distorted an antiquity or separated part of it.