Egypt retrieves stolen artifacts from Spain, France

Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty reopens the Royal Jewelry in Alexandria 
29 Jan 2015
Egypt has managed to retrieve and claim title to 274 illegally smuggled artifacts from Spain and France, the Antiquities Ministry has declared.   On its Facebook page on Thursday, the ministry’s statement quoted Minister...

Campaign, alarmed by surge in illegal excavations, promotes awareness

Artifacts illegally unearthed in Alexandria
27 Jan 2015
An independent campaign has unveiled a “terrifying” surge in illegal excavations by citizens in the slums of the coastal province of Alexandria, declaring that it had seized several antiquities during its activities.  ...

This day in history British novelist George Orwell died in 1950

George Orwell
21 Jan 2015
Eric Arthur Blair, known as George Orwell, was born on 25 June 1903 in the Indian Punjab province to a middle class family. His father was a junior staffer of the British Civil Administration’s Opium Department. His mother was the...

Minsters agree to urgently fund suspended antiquity and museum projects

Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty reopens the Royal Jewelry in Alexandria 
20 Jan 2015
Ministerial economic committee, presided over by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb, has tackled the much-needed funding to resume the suspended archaeological projects.   Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty presented a report on...

Exhibition recounting Red Sea history held in Hurghada

19 Jan 2015
The Free Youth Association has opened a historical exhibition in Hurghada documenting the history of the Red Sea over the past 100 years through hundreds of photographs.   Local residents attended the event entitled "The Red...

Mauritania hopes to benefit from Egypt's experience in antiquities

Sisi recives Muritanian Foreign Minister
14 Jan 2015
Nashat Deif, director of the Egyptian Cultural Center in Nouakchott, met with Ibna bint al-Khales, the director of the Mauritanian Institute for Scientific Research, to discuss ways for Mauritania to benefit from the Egyptian experience in...

13 Archaeological projects suspended due lack of funding

St. Mina archaeological site 
12 Jan 2015
Around 13 pivotal archaeological projects in Alexandria have been stopped since the uprising in 2011 due to lack of funding.   Officials from Antiquities Ministry said that resuming such projects require at least LE320 million....

Man keeps one of a kind historical book on Siwa Oasis

11 Jan 2015
"History of Siwa People Life Since Islamic Conquest Until 1327 AH," a book one can only see at the home of Mohamed Abdel Wahab, the grandson of Sheikh Tayeb Abu Moslem, from Siwa Oasis, not on a shelf but in a box that belongs to...

12,000 antiquities renovated to be displayed at Grand Museum: Minister

11 Jan 2015
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb inspected on Saturday the new Grand Egyptian Museum to check work progress and ensure the timeline is being followed for its opening by end of this year.   Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty and Giza...

Bridge to the past: Massachusetts opens 220-year-old time capsule

Coins, including a copper medal depicting George Washington (lower L), sit in an archival box after being removed from a time capsule, which was placed under a cornerstone of the State House in 1795,
07 Jan 2015
A 220-year-old time capsule containing coins, documents and other artifacts left by U.S. founding fathers Samuel Adams and Paul Revere was opened by Massachusetts officials on Tuesday. "The history of Massachusetts is the history of...