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Egypt denies news over discovering one million mummies in Fayyoum

World cultures keeper Henrietta Lidchi poses for a photograph looking at a coffin of Ankhhor during a media viewing of the 'Fascinating Mummies' exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland February 10, 2012.
21 Dec 2014
Egypt has denied news reported by several news websites over discovery of a cemetery with one million mummies in Fag al-Gamous village in the province, according to general director of Fayyoum antiquities department, Ahmed Abdel Aal. US...
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Beit al-Sennari commemorates Umm Kulthum’s 40th anniversary

Umm Kulthum
19 Dec 2014
Beit al-Sennari in Sayeda Zeinab is commemorating the 40th anniversary of Umm Kulthum's passing, who died on 3 February 1975. Khaled Azab of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina said the commemoration will include seminars, photographs and...
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Egyptian Museum to organize sound and light show Thursday

17 Dec 2014
The Egyptian Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities, will begin Thursday evening its first sound and light show.   Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty said that the show will rely on lights...
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Egypt unveils renovated Tutankhamun gallery

 AFP | Tourists take photos of items on display following the inauguration of completed restoration works in four halls in the entrance of the east wing of the Tutankhamun gallery in Cairo's Egyptian Musuem on December 15, 2014
15 Dec 2014
The Cairo government unveiled on Monday four newly renovated halls of the famed Tutankhamun gallery in the Egyptian Museum as the facility undergoes a complete overhaul. The gallery houses treasures that were found intact in 1922 along...
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Colossal statue of Amenhotep III unveiled in Egypt

A mural in a temple dedicated to Amenhotep III in Luxor after graffiti by a Chinese tourist was removed. Egyptian restoration experts have managed to remove graffiti from an ancient monument after it had been defaced by a Chinese tourist, the antiquities department says.
14 Dec 2014
Archaeologists on Sunday unveiled a restored colossal statue of Amenhotep III that was toppled in an earthquake more than 3,000 years ago at Egypt's famed temple city of Luxor. The statue showing him in a striding attitude was re-...
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Earth's water likely came from asteroids, Rosetta shows

1 OF 16. Andrea Accomazzo (R) Spacecraft Operations Manager (SOM) of the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) seen on a video projection behind a model of the Philae lander, reacts after the successful landing of the Philae lander on comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko, at the European Space Agency's (ESA) headquarters in Darmstadt November 12, 2014.
CREDIT: REUTERS/RALPH ORLOWSK
11 Dec 2014
Data from the European Space Agency's Rosetta space craft shows that water on Earth likely came from asteroids hitting the planet billions of years ago rather than from comets as previously believed, researchers said Wednesday. Water...
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Egypt, Georgia museums sign cooperation deal

09 Dec 2014
National museums in Georgia and Egypt have signed a deal to enhance mutual cooperation by which both countries would exchange cultural and literary information.   “The document, signed between Georgia’s National Museum and...
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Bibliotheca Alexandrina to hold lecture on geographical discoveries 16 December

09 Dec 2014
Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Writing and Scripts Center will hold on 16 December a lecture entitled “Geographic discoveries and its effects on languages of the new world” within the cultural season organized by the center....
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Minister, Italian ambassador to inaugurate Queen Nefertari exhibition

Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty reopens the Royal Jewelry in Alexandria 
08 Dec 2014
Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh al-Damaty and the Italian ambassador to Cairo Mauricio Massari will inaugurate Monday an exhibition under the title "Queen Nefertari 1904- 2014" at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square.   The...
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Chicago scientists open Egyptian mummy coffin

World cultures keeper Henrietta Lidchi poses for a photograph looking at a coffin of Ankhhor during a media viewing of the 'Fascinating Mummies' exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland February 10, 2012.
08 Dec 2014
Once the lid was off the wood coffin holding the 2,500-year-old mummified remains of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy, scientist J.P. Brown could relax. The conservator at Chicago's Field Museum and three other scientists had just used...
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