History

Ancient statesman skeleton found in Giza

Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim 
24 Mar 2014
In collaboration with the Ministry of Antiquities, a Czech mission working in the area of Abu Seer in Giza discovered a skeleton of a senior statesman called Nefer who lived under rule of the King Nefer-ir-ka-Re of the fifth dynasty...
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Russia erects statue for prominent Egyptian writer

13 Mar 2014
Mohamed al-Badry, the Egyptian ambassador to Moscow, unveiled a statue of the Egyptian thinker and writer Abbas Mahmoud al-Akkad on Thursday at the Russian Research University, coinciding with the 125th anniversary of his birth.   The...
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Archaeological expert: Qaitbay citadel in danger of collapse

Qaitbay citadel, Alexandria
05 Mar 2014
Archaeological Expert Abdel Raheem Rihan has warned against catastrophe at Qaitbay citadel in Alexandria as caves under the citadel have been filled with the sea water, especially under the main rock on which the citadel is based, which...
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Tomb of ancient Egyptian 18th dynasty senior state official discovered

04 Mar 2014
Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim announced Tuesday the discovery of a tomb containing an ancient, senior Egyptian statesman from the 18th dynasty named Maai.   The tomb was discovered by a joint Spanish-Italian mission in Qurna...
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Official: 12,000 artifacts transferred for new Grand Egyptian Museum so far

04 Mar 2014
General manager of the Grand Egyptian Museum and supervisor of Alexandria's sunken monuments' sector Mohamed Mostafa Abdel Megeed said artifacts from other museums and archaeological sites and stores in different governorates have...
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Nasser's house to be turned into a museum

President Gamal Abdel Nasser 
16 Feb 2014
  The Fine Arts Sector at the Egyptian Ministry of Culture began the process of moving the house of late President Gamal Abdel Nasser to a museum, six years after a presidential decree was issued ordering the transfer of the late...
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Ministry stops auction sale of 125 ancient Egyptian artifacts in the United States

Antiquities minister
03 Feb 2014
Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim said the ministry has spotted an auction on eBay for 125 ancient Egyptian artifacts in the United States and asked the site to cancel the sale.   “We spotted more than 1,000 pieces on that...
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This day in history: Omm Kalthoum passed away

03 Feb 2014
Today marks the 39th anniversary of the death of Egypt's most famous singer Omm Kalthoum, who died 3 February 1975.   Born as Fatima Ibrahim al-Beltagy, she began singing from a very young age. Her date of birth, however, remains...
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Attempt to smuggle 44 antique coins thwarted

Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim 
28 Jan 2014
The Archaeological Ports Unit, affiliated with the Antiquities Ministry, managed to thwart an attempt to smuggle 44 antique coins, which were in possession of a German citizen who tried to smuggle them outside the country, said Minister...
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Visitors of new Egyptian Art Museum in Munich double

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 12, 2011 file photo, a wooden statue of Tutankhamun, right, the gilded bronze and wooden trumpet of Tutankhamun and a part of Tutankhamun's fan, left, three of four objects that were missing and returned, are displayed during a news conference in the office of Egypt's Minister of State for Antiquities Zahi Hawass, in Cairo. Taking advantage of Egypt's political upheaval, thieves have gone on a treasure hunt with a spree of illegal digging, preying on the country's ancient pharaonic heritage.
23 Jan 2014
The number of visitors to the State Museum of Egyptian Art in Munich, Germany has doubled, according to the management, which considered it as a success for moving to a modern building that adopts developed showing techniques and...
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