"As world experts grapple with ways to contain global warming, researchers gathered in Egypt have been seeking answers from the country’s pharaonic past to help tackle environmental problems of the present.
Blessed with incomparable archaeological wealth, this large North African country is the most populous Arab nation and the number of inhabitants is expected to more than double by 2050 to 160 million, according to estimates.
The effects of climate change have long been neglected in Egypt which largely depends on the fertile Nile Delta to feed its growing population amid concerns about land erosion.
A three-day conference closed Tuesday with experts still hoping to understand how the ancient Egyptians, who were capable of erecting the Giza pyramids, dealt with climate change."
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