Antiquities

Egypt denies rumors on selling archaeological pieces to UK, upping Remdesivir drug used in COVID-19 treatment

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 - 10:48 GMT

Cabinet's information center has denied a number of rumors on Thursday including selling Egyptian archaeological pieces to UK, and upping price of Remdesivir drug used in treating COVID-19 patients.

Egypt’s sunken treasures exhibition was inaugurated at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in US on Jul.3

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 - 01:55 GMT

“Sunken Cities: The Enchanting World of Egypt” exhibition was inaugurated on July 3. The exhibition is now seeing a fourth touring round in the United States.

President Sisi inaugurates Sphinx, New Administrative Capital airports

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 - 10:33 GMT

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi inaugurated on June 29, 2020 Sphinx Airport on Cairo-Alex Road and the New Administrative Capital airport via video-conference.

Egypt's hotels, resorts to re-open for foreign tourists with 50% capacity following precise rules

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 - 02:48 GMT

After the resumption of domestic tourism late in May, Egyptian hotels and resorts are getting ready to receive foreign tourists in July.

Egypt's Samih Sawiris applauds draft law merging tourism, antiquities funds

Mon, 08 Jun 2020 - 06:43 GMT

Business tycoon Samih Sawiris has praised the draft law on merging the funds for the sectors of tourism and antiquities, saying it would support the financial resources of the merged fund.

Egypt’s Tourism & Antiquities Police in Minya seize 374 artifacts

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 - 02:47 GMT

The seized items included necklaces, statues, scarabs, copper coins, as well as amulets of ancient Egyptian deities and sacred animals dating back to numerous eras.

Egypt allows tourists to stay until COVID-19 status in their homelands improves

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 - 01:20 GMT

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced a number of measures concerning foreign tourist groups who wish to remain in Egypt.

Antiquities smuggling deal thwarted in Minya

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 - 01:16 GMT

Facing the accused, he confessed that he possessed the seized items for the purpose of trafficking and that they are the result of excavations carried out in his residence.

Egypt, Greece ministers tackle combating illegal trafficking in antiquities

Sat, 22 Feb 2020 - 10:25 GMT

Anani said he agreed with Mendoni on exchanging expertise in the field of museum work in light of the forthcoming inauguration of the Graeco-Roman Museum.

Ministry of Antiquities organizes tours for disabled to acquaint them with Cairo history

Thu, 30 Jan 2020 - 01:17 GMT

In statements on Thursday, Kamal said that these tours are organized on the occasion of selecting Cairo as the capital of Islamic culture.

Min. takes needed security measures while transporting artifacts to Tahrir Square

Tue, 31 Dec 2019 - 04:46 GMT

The Ministry of Antiquities currently focuses on restoring and documenting monuments.

Egypt discusses countering antiquities trafficking with China, Greece

Sat, 30 Nov 2019 - 09:16 GMT

Antiquities Minister Khaled al Enani on Friday held separate meetings with the Greek and Chinese ministers of culture on means of boosting cooperation to counter illegal trade and trafficking in antiquities.

Law rewards citizens informing police about antiquities damage

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 - 01:42 GMT

Citizens who inform about any looting, stealing, smuggling or damaging of antiquities will be rewarded according to the Antiquities Protection Law in Egypt.

Restoration of Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexndria to complete in 3 moths

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 - 03:01 GMT

Eliyahu Hanavi is one of the oldest Egyptian synagogues.It was established in 1354, but was desecrated when Napoleon Bonaparte's campaign shelled it to create a French military base in the Ottoman territories.

Restoration work at Magra El-Eyoon project kicks off - Ministry

Thu, 04 Jul 2019 - 04:35 GMT

The Ministry of Antiquities started Thursday working at restoration project of the large wall of Magra El-Eyoon and its surrounding area.

PM follows up on renovation efforts of Fustat, Historic Egypt

Wed, 03 Jul 2019 - 07:37 GMT

Madbouli directed creating an urgent plan to improve the historical Al-Moez street in Cairo.

Sisi orders parade for royal mummies transferred to NMEC

Sun, 23 Jun 2019 - 03:12 GMT

Only 22 mummies (18 for royal kings and 4 for royal queens) and 17 sarcophagi - dating back to dynasties 17, 18,19, and 20 - will be transported to the NMEC

Sonbol denies allegation of using black cement to restore Ramses III

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 - 09:36 GMT

Head of the Central Department of Restoration and Conservation of Antiquities Gharib Sonbol has stated that Egypt’s antiquities and monuments are in safe hands.

Remains of a military fortress discovered in Al-Beheira

Mon, 10 Jun 2019 - 02:50 GMT

The Egyptian Archaeological Mission working in Abqa'in, Al-Beheira was able to trace the remains of two architectural units attached to a military fortress

Egypt thwarts smuggling antiquities of Muhammad Ali's family

Sun, 19 May 2019 - 01:01 GMT

Egyptian security authorities in the Cairo International Airport foiled an attempt to smuggle into Egyptsome historic objects.

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