Appraisement of the geologic features as a geo heritage in abu roash area cairo-egypt
Journal: Malaysian Journal of Geosciences (MJG)
Author: Mohamed A. Abdel-Maksou, Kholoud M. Abdel-Maksoud
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Egypt contains Geologic Heritage that create much opportunity to develop educational and recreational programs as well as tourism projects. Enhancement of Geologic Heritage and awareness of the importance of Geologic Heritage is a great challenge. This paper focuses on a neglected area inside Cairo that is facing a great destruction from the people living there. The Abu-Roash archaeological site is located at 31ᵒ 02′ 42″ E longitude and 30ᵒ 02′ 42″ N latitude. It is one of the most important areas for education and scientific study inside Cairo. Although the area is not suited as a geo-heritage or even a protected area, it contains Cretaceous to upper Eocene sedimentary beds and fossils, and a great variety of structural features. Not only an important geologic aspect found in the area but also an archeological site is present which provide the area of a great scientific, cultural/historical, aesthetic and/or social/economic value. These different criteria qualifies the study are to have a regional/provincial rank for its Geo-heritage. Abu Roash area are possess good geo-diversity, geo abundance and geo richness which lead us to start point for establishing potential geo-heritage that should be conserved the area also need to be recognized as a geological conservation sites, the area should be Stated as a protected area of a heritage legislation to protect geo-heritage.