Tarek Ibrahim Hoseni, manager of Behira and Port Said antiquities, asked for help to protect Tell Tanis site by Lake Menzalla.
He said that a group of armed men violated the site in the area by the lake and established a fish farm and built few huts. That group called themselves the Braves and they have kettle and animals over there beside that they are digging for antiquities.
Mr. Tarek said that he filed a report to the tourism and antiquities police on 21st February and 10 days later he files another report but the threat still exist.
Within the lake area there are 22 sites, the most important and known site is Tell Tanis. He also mentioned that portable objects were relocated to a safe location but it is the ruins like the water tanks and the textile factory dated back to the Islamic era that might be destroyed or demolished by the outlaws who control the area now.
The textile was unique which gave it the name as Tanis textile during the Abbasi era (750 A.D to 1517) when the Kaaba clothing used to be made there.