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...
09 Nov 2011
The archaeological site of Abu Mena, an early Christian sanctuary south of Alexandria, might be added back to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in Danger, warned Mohamed Reda, head of the Engineering and Technical Unit for the...
02 Nov 2011
Egypt is doing some housekeeping at its oldest pyramid - replacing stones and cleaning the Djoser Step Pyramid in an effort to restore the site.
The restoration works will not damage or endanger the monument, Supreme Council of...
01 Nov 2011
Egypt’s National Center for Translation awarded the Refa’a al-Tahtawy Prize for Translation to Tawfik Ali Mansour (b. 1931) on Tuesday, for his translation of “Nahr al-Nil” (The Nile: Sharing a Scarce Resource).
23 Oct 2011
Egypt is seeking to strike a deal with the United States to track antiquities smugglers on American soil and restore stolen artifacts, the Supreme Council of Antiquities said on Sunday.
A memorandum of understanding is being prepared by...
12 Oct 2011
Mostafa Amin, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), has called on police to deal with encroachments by street vendors and shop owners at Al-Moez Street in Old Cairo. The street contains hisorical Islamic sites...
09 Oct 2011
The Supreme Council of Antiquities is preparing a list of endangered archaeological sites in the Delta region and Lower Egypt, announced Mostaf Amin, the council’s newly appointed head, on Sunday. The list is to be published on the...
25 Sep 2011
Bearing the name of the first Fatimid Caliph ruling Egypt, Al-Moez Leddine Allah al-Fatimy, and founded in 969 AD, Moez Street is the oldest main street of the Fatimid capital Cairo. Three years ago a massive restoration project of the...
14 Sep 2011
As part of his 2009 campaign for UNESCO director general, former Culture Minister Farouk Hosni turned Old Cairo’s al-Moez Street into an open-air museum.
The street’s buildings showcase the epitome of Islamic architecture,...