UN honors Egyptologist Zahi Hawass as Culture, Antiquities Ambassador

21 Apr 2017
The UN honored Egyptologist and former Egyptian Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass on Thursday for his role in protecting antiquities, on the occasion of his appointment as United Nations Ambassador for Culture and Antiquities. The ceremony...

Video: 350 additional artifacts found in newly-excavated Luxor cemetery

20 Apr 2017
An additional 350 artifacts have been discovered at Osarhat cemetery in Luxor, increasing the number of excavated artifacts at the cemetery to 1,400 so far, said Mostafa Waziry, Director General of Luxor Antiquities and Head of the...

In photos: Pharaonic cemetery with dozens of coffins, gold-colored masks discovered in Luxor

18 Apr 2017
Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany announced on Tuesday the discovery of a cemetery in Luxor that contains dozens of coffins, Pharaonic mummies, ushabti statues and masks colored with gold.   The cemetery, named "Camp 157...

Newly-discovered 3,000-year-old statue of pharaoh to be inaugurated Tuesday

17 Apr 2017
The eight-meter statue of an ancient pharaoh discovered in a Cairo slum in March has been restored and will be inaugurated on Tuesday at Luxor Temple by Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany, Luxor governor Mohamed Badr and a number of...

In photos: Artifacts discovered at Gustav Aegeon villa in Alexandria

13 Apr 2017
On Thursday, Mahmoud al-Afifi, head of the Egyptian Antiquities Sector, announced the discovery of a limestone paved floor, black granite remains, the remains of a kiln that dates back to the Roman era and a wall of limestone joined...

Jewish tombs in Alexandria to be listed as antiquities

13 Apr 2017
A committee from the Jewish Antiquities Sector in the Ministry of Antiquities, headed by Professor Mohamed Mahran, started on Wednesday to document the cemeteries of Jews and rabbis in Alexandria in preparation for listing these as...

Zahi Hawass to be UN ambassador for global cultural heritage

Zahi Hawas is a renowned professional Egyptologist and archaeologist who has worked at several archaeological sites in the Nile Delta, the Western Desert, and the Upper Nile Valley. 
11 Apr 2017
The United Nations International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development has appointed the former Egyptian minister of antiquities Zahi Hawass as an ambassador for the global cultural heritage. This decision comes in the wake of...

Remains of 13th Dynasty pyramid discovered in Egypt's Dahshur

Remains of 13th Dynasty pyramid discovered in Dahshur Necropolis
03 Apr 2017
The remains of a 13th Dynasty pyramid were discovered on Monday by an Egyptian archaeological mission working in the Dahshur Necropolis at an area north of King Senefru's Bent Pyramid. The discovered remains are in a very good...

Islamic Art Museum to open for visitors on Saturday evenings: ministry

30 Mar 2017
The Islamic Art Museum, located in Bab al-Louq district, will be open for visitors on Saturday evenings from 5pm to 9om, said Elham Salah, head of Antiquities Ministry’s museums sector. This comes after approval...

Largest on location restoration lab to be inaugurated Wednesday at Khufu vessel

Pyramids of Giza
27 Mar 2017
The Ministry of Antiquities plans to inaugurate the largest temporary restoration laboratory on Wednesday morning at the site of the Egyptian-Japanese expedition operating at the second Khufu vessel in the Giza Pyramids area.  The...