Rock with hieroglyphic writing found in Sohag

Ancient Egyptian antiquities
19 Jan 2017
A guard at the Abydos archaeological site in Sohag discovered on Thursday a rock with hieroglyphic writing on it.  Archaeologists found that the piece is an original relic. Sohag Security Chief Mostafa Moqbel was notified by police of...

Tourist attractions revenues decline from US$220 mn to US$38 mn: minister

An Ancient Egyptian mummy displayed at World Museum Liverpool Egypt galleries, captured by James Maloney
18 Jan 2017
Revenues from historical tourist attractions decreased to US$38 million in 2015, compared to US$220 million in 2010, Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany announced in a statement Tuesday. The number of tourists who visited Egypt in 2010...

Twelve Pharaonic cemeteries discovered in Aswan mountain

Twelve cemeteries were discovered in Gabal al-Silsila mountain, Aswan.
13 Jan 2017
Twelve new cemeteries were discovered in Gabal al-Silsila, Aswan, dating back to the New Kingdom, under the Pharaonic kings Thutmose III and Amenhotep II. The announcement was made on Wednesday by Mahmoud Afify, Chairman of the Egyptian...

Egyptian Museum to host exhibition on religious tolerance on occasion of revolution 6th anniversary

12 Jan 2017
The Egyptian Museum, located in Tahrir Square, will host an exhibition entitled “Egypt.. The Cradle of Religions”, on the sixth anniversary of the January 25th revolution. Elham Salah, head of the museums sector, said the...

Major project to document monuments, promote tourism: minister

Antiquities Minister khaled al-Anany
09 Jan 2017
Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany has said that the ministry is focusing on neglected archaeological sites to be put on the tourist map, adding that the ministry depends on self-efforts in restoration. The first, yet biggest, project to...

House basements used for illegal excavation discovered in Luxor

Artifacts illegally unearthed in Alexandria
04 Jan 2017
Isna Prosecution in Luxor ordered the seizure of two basements of a house in Darb al-Rawageh area, where illegal excavations were taking place. Fourteen ancient artifacts and relics were found and delivered to the stores of the antiquities...

Six valuable historic lanterns stolen from Al-Refai Mosque

The Islamic lanterns decorating Al-Refai mosque
03 Jan 2017
Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany has inspected Al-Refai Mosque, in the wake of the disappearance of six valuable Islamic lanterns from the chamber of King Fouad and Princess Feryal's shrine, inside the mosque located at Qalaa...

Discount of 20 percent on Luxor archaeological site fees in January: Minister

26 Dec 2016
Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany has disclosed a 20 percent discount on the Luxor Pass ticket, which entitles visitorsto entry at all archaeological sites and museums in Luxor. The discount is extended to the annual visit permits of...

Egypt retrieves 340 smuggled artifacts from Jordan

26 Dec 2016
The Egyptian Antiquities Ministry received Sunday 340 archaeological artifacts that date back to various Egyptian eras.   The retrieved artifacts were seized by the customs authority at Aqaba port in Jordan, said Shaaban Abdel Gawad,...

Archaeological stone found in Gharbiya

Antiquities Minister khaled al-Anany
24 Dec 2016
The Ministry of Antiquities said it seized an archaeological stone that was placed on display at a market in Gharbiya governorate on Friday. The initial inspection of the stone showed that it dates back to the Ptolemaic era, said the...