Egypt to Complain to Unesco About Sphinx Replica in China

Egypt is planning to complain to the UNESCO about a replica of Sphinx in China, Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said on Friday 16052014.

Minister Ibrahim said he will address Egypt’s delegate to the UNESCO Mohamed Sameh Amr to file the complaint.

In a statement, the Minister said Egypt will demand the UN body to implement the UNESCO Convention signed in 1972 on protecting the world cultural and natural heritage.

“We will address UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, to inform her that the re-production of Sphinx harms the cultural heritage of Egypt where the statue is registered on the World Heritage List”, said the Minister.

Egypt will also coordinate with the Foreign Ministry to address the Chinese embassy in Cairo on the issue, he added.

Source : Egypt State Information Service