03 Jan 2013
Two suspects were arrested for the illegal possession of 50 ancient Egyptian artefacts in Fayoum on Thursday.
The tourism and antiquities police received information that the two suspects, who are brothers, had been spotted in several...
18 Dec 2012
PARIS — An assassin slit the throat of Egypt's last great pharaoh at the climax of a bitter succession battle, scientists said in a report on a 3,000-year-old royal murder.
Forensic technology suggests Ramses III, a king revered...
22 Nov 2012
Egypt vice regal Khedive Ismail met with Ali Mubarak Pasha in 1863 to develop a blueprint for Cairo’s future. He wanted the new plan to accommodate a population increase of up to 750,000 people within 50 years.
At the time, only 350...
21 Nov 2012
Egyptian authorities recovered two pharaonic stone palettes from New Zealand, which arrived in Egypt on Wednesday, said Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim.
A delegation from the Antiquities Ministry received the two pieces from...
08 Nov 2012
Security services seized on Thursday stolen artifacts in Cairo, Giza and Sharqiya.
Four people are suspected of attempting to sell artifacts stolen from the Egyptian Museum out of an apartment in Maadi. Two suspects were arrested for...
05 Nov 2012
A German archaeological mission has unearthed a granite statue of King Ramses II, one of the most significant figures of the pharaonic modern kingdom.
Ramses ruled Egypt between 1304 and 1237 BC.
Adel Hussein, director of the Antiquities...
24 Oct 2012
Intellectuals and writers have lashed out at Islamic preacher Youssef al-Badry’s call to destroy statues because he considers them idols.
The private Sada al-Balad news website had quoted Badry, a member of the Supreme Council for...
17 Oct 2012
Saqqara is renowned for being one of Greater Cairo’s most alluring locations for archaeologists and tourists alike. One of the main reasons many prefer this archaeological site to the Giza Pyramids north of it is that it’s home...
16 Oct 2012
The Ministry of Antiquities urged the British government to halt bids on Pharonic artifacts that were put on display at a London auction hall, calling on it to investigate how the items left Egypt.
Intissar Gharib, coordinator for “...
11 Oct 2012
The Pyramid of Khafre and six ancient tombs are open for visitors after three years of restoration, Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Ali announced on Thursday.
The minister said during a press conference that the event was the first in...