Page last updated at 15:12 GMT, Thursday, 9 September 2010 16:12 UK

Tourism 'threatens' the survival of Egypt's ruins

Advertisement

Apart from the sun and sea holidays on the Red Sea, tourism in Egypt is largely based on its fascinating past and archaeological sites.

Each year large numbers of tourists head to the Valley of the Kings to experience its rich history.

But are the huge crowds of visitors spoiling monuments that have endured for thousands of years? And are their presence a threat to the fabric of the Pharaonic temples there?

Keith Wallace reports.

Get in touch with Fast Track via e-mail or Facebook.

Watch Fast Track on the BBC World News channel on Fridays at 2230 GMT, Saturdays at 1230 and 1830 GMT or Sundays at 0730 GMT.

SEE ALSO

Story Tools

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific