Delegation to discuss management of Egypt's historic properties in Greece

27 Sep 2016
An Egyptian ministerial delegation headed to Greece on Tuesday morning to discuss the management of several historic properties in Greece that belong to the Egyptian state. According to an Endowments Ministry press statement issued on...

Alternative cultural tours bring Downtown Cairo to life

17 Sep 2016
In capital cities across the world, visitors take tours, seeking to gain some appreciation of what's on offer, from the ancient archaeological heritage to the most modern spectacles. While many such tours are the same the world over,...

Egypt retrieves Abbasid artifacts from London auction house

04 Jul 2016
The Egyptian embassy in London received on Monday eight wooden strips belonging to the Tomb of the Abbasid Caliphs in Cairo. The strips were stolen in 2012 during the security void that followed the January 25 revolution. The Egyptian...

Egyptian Museum fans select 'birth' image as 'piece of the month' for July

01 Jul 2016
Egyptology fans have made their first selection for "piece of the month" from among the treasures in the Egyptian Museum, selecting a stone relief depicting a woman giving birth assisted by two gods.   The item, which dates...

Free entry to museums, archaeological sites on June 30

27 Jun 2016
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail has declared that entry to all museums and archaeological sites nationwide will be free of charge on June 30 for Egyptians and non-Egyptians during working hours. The Antiquities Ministry announced in May that...

Story of a temple dedicated by Nasser to the Netherlands

28 Apr 2016
All lovers of Ancient Egypt are aware of the massive operation that took place to rescue temples and monuments from rising flood waters resulting from the construction of the Aswan Dam.   The most famous single operation, perhaps, is...

Photographers capture loss of Alexandria's historic architecture over last 20 years

19 Apr 2016
Photographers Mostafa Mamdouh and Abdallah Hanafy took to Alexandria's decades-old streets with their cameras in a quest to display how time has taken its toll on the city's historic landmarks over the last two decades.   The...

Jews of world's first ghetto reflect on Europe's migrant crisis

A depiction of the tables of the law in the Levantine synagogue is pictured in the Venice ghetto, the oldest in the world, which is making its 500the anniversary, northern Italy, March 22, 2016.
25 Mar 2016
The Jews of the world's first ghetto, which marks its 500th anniversary this month, have two words of advice for Europe as it struggles to deal with mass migration: patience and integration. More than a million people, mostly Muslims,...

On Alexandria's Fouad Street, some have a longing for the elegant past

23 Mar 2016
Along Fouad Street, a Costa coffee shop near old buildings with Italian and French architecture reminds Egyptians that commercial ventures threaten to erase traces of Alexandria's aristocratic past. Named after King Fouad I, who died...

Vintage photos reveal elegant, orderly Alexandria of a bygone era

Old picture showing Alexandria in 1900
15 Mar 2016
A Facebook page dedicated to the history of Egypt's second city, Alexandria, has posted rare photographs showing how life looked at the start of the 20th century. The "Alexandria 1900" history blog boasts a range of sepia...