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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 …
Egypt to receive artefacts after conflict between both countries which led to filing suit to prove ownership, Abdel Gawad says
It gathers 50,000 archaeological artefacts, paintings, jewellery
Ministers of Tourism, Antiquities to hold press conference in museum
Tourism income declined by about $835m during the first five months of this year, a decrease of 62% year-over-year
Eighty percent of ruins in the city of Palmyra are ‘”in good shape,” despite the damage inflicted by IS jihadists, Syria’s antiquities chief says. But some experts are less upbeat in their assessment.
The “Islamic State” militant group recently smashed several art pieces at the Palmyra UNESCO World Heritage site, in the Syrian city of that name. Even more brutally, they beheaded 82-year-old Khaled Al-Assad, one of Syria’s most respected archaeologists, who had been the keeper of Palmyra for more than 50 years. In Yemen, the damage to three out of …
Sekhemka statue transportation date delayed to end ofAugust, whilst searches to locate Queen Nefertiti’s tomb still ongoing
4,000-year-old statue was on verge of being sold by British museum
“The statue has a significant importance to the study of Egyptology,” says RCEWA
The antiquities indicate that a crisis hit the city in the past, leaving it in ruins
Four external agreements signed to stop antiquities trafficking and recover smuggled antiquities, says El-Damaty
Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Al-Damaty said the discovery is “highly important”, because it means the area had sanctity and religious rituals were practised there, highlighting its other uses aside from being simply a sandstone quarry.
An apartment block is set to be built on the 323 BCE site
Dar Al-Ifta also noted the importance of protecting such relics, adding that the only way of doing so is by studying their history and the eras they were built in.
In 2014, at least 7,000 bazaars were shut down
Many tourist bazaars were closed, abandoned by tenants or turned into cafes, says Hussein Al-Gabry
Al-Arish National Museum is one of the few antiquities holders in North Sinai where there are lots of monuments from the Pharaonic period, Graeco-Roman era, drawings of the Coptic and Islamic antiques.
A botched attempt to re-affix the beard of King Tutankhamen, which left the mask damaged, can be restored according to specialist
Ancient tombs, artefacts, and a tunnel have been discovered this week in Egypt
Although the convicted researchers admit that they took samples out of the country, they refute all allegations of damaging the Khufu Cartouche
Intellectuals and archaeologist launch campaign to expend Graeco-Roman museum
Parts of the temple discovered so far include seven tablets, column bases and a statue of a seated person, all made of pink granite
The museum includes 1,045 archaeological pieces that belonged to Egyptian royalty
The renovations involved architectural and structural work, as antiquities affected by a rise in the level of groundwater were repaired as part of an integrated project
The celebration included issuing postcards with photos of the temple, as well as organising three lectures for students about the rescue process
Egyptian ambassador in London condemns the sale, calling it “unethical”