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Egypt retrieves 116 previously seized artefacts in smuggling attempt

Egypt retrieved on Monday 116 artefacts that were seized several years ago from different ports on their way out of the country, according to a press release published by the Ministry of Antiquities. Most of the artefacts, which were retrieved from Damietta Port, belong to the Muhammad Ali Pasha dynasty, and they include various sets …

Daily News Egypt

Ministry of Antiquities uncovers mummification workshop at Saqqara necropolis

Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany uncovered a new discovery south of Cairo dating back more than 2,500 years at the Saqqara necropolis in Memphis, the first capital of ancient Egypt. The discovery included a mummification workshop and has several burial chambers dating to the Saite-Persian Period (664-404 BC), found during excavation work carried out by …

Mohamed Samir

Arab Arts Focus takes part in French Avignon Off Festival

For the second year in a row, Arab Arts Focus (AAF) takes part in an international arts festival and marks Arab participation at the French Festival d’Avignon (Avignon Off Festival). The participation marks celebrating the fifth anniversary of establishing AAF, and its second international participation after it took part in the world’s biggest arts festival, …

Daily News Egypt

Two ancient Egyptian beer breweries discovered in Dakahlia governorate

The ministry of antiquities announced on Wednesday discovering new human and animal burials, and two breweries in Tel Ghazala archaeological site in El Senbellawein city, in Dakahlia governorate. Ayman Ashmawy, head of head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities sector said in a press release that the burials date back to the Prehistoric era in Egypt, …

Daily News Egypt

Distinguished Egyptian musician Michele El-Masry dies at 85

Prominent Egyptian musician and composer Michele El-Masry died on Saturday at the age of 85, after a long battle with illness. The Egyptian legend is one of the biggest musicians to have enriched the musical scene in Egypt, with some of the most successful soundtracks that gained wide success among Egyptians. El-Masry performed with the …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt retrieves 195 antiquities from Italy smuggled last May

Egypt retrieved on Friday a collection of 195 artefacts, along with 21,660 coins, that were illegally smuggled to Italy last May, according to state-owned media outlet Ahram Online. The artefacts date back to various periods from ancient Egypt to the Islamic era. Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced last May that the Egyptian Embassy in …

Nada Deyaa’