21 Feb 2012
CAIRO — Archaeologists on Monday began restoration on a 4,500-year-old wooden boat found next to the pyramids, one of Egypt's main tourist attractions.
The boat is one of two that were buried next to the Pharaoh Khufu, spokesmen...
20 Feb 2012
Two percent of historical artifacts held in government storehouses were stolen during the period of lax security that followed the 25 January revolution, Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim Ali said Monday.
In a meeting with...
19 Feb 2012
CHICAGO — Chicago's Field Museum has opened a rare display of mummies from its own collection. Many of them haven't been seen by the public since the World's Columbian Exposition, held in the city in 1893.
The exhibit is...
19 Feb 2012
“I will speak Arabic.”
Those were Radwa Ashour’s first words for the keynote speech in the “Narrating the Arab Spring” conference, which started on Saturday at Cairo University, and will be held held over the...
17 Feb 2012
On 10 January, almost 20 years since the idea was first conceived, Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Ali announced that the third and final phase of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) is finally underway. Based on an open tender, a...
15 Feb 2012
Modern technology reveals the secrets kept for thousands of years by Egyptian mummies in a major exhibition at Scotland's National Museum.
Scientists used advanced scanning techniques on the mummified corpses of a young woman and a...
09 Feb 2012
Nearly a year since Hosni Mubarak’s resignation, the phrase “18 Days in Egypt” has become very familiar, with some variation of it serving as the title of maybe a dozen small documentary film projects. But "18 Days...
16 Jan 2012
Swiss archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a female singer dating back almost 3,000 years in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Ali said Sunday.
The rare find was made accidentally by a team from...
30 Nov 2011
A Supreme Council of Antiquities mission has discovered a Coptic city dating back to the fourth century. The city is located in the Ain al-Sabil area of the New Valley Governorate.
In the middle of the city, a basilica church was found,...
10 Nov 2011
The Dead Sea Scrolls were fated to a controversial place in history. After being secreted away in a cave, supposedly by an ancient monastic Jewish community, they lay hidden for nearly 2000 years until being discovered in 1947 — just...