Egypt Independent

Egypt allows 6 foreign archaeological missions to resume work



Egypt’s Tourism and Antiquities Ministry and the Interior Ministry on Saturday permitted six foreign archaeological missions to resume excavations, after work had been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

These included two missions from the Centre d’Etudes Alexandrines (CEAlex), a mission from the Institute Francais d’Archéologie Orientale (IFAO), a mission from the Polish Warsaw University, a mission from the Dominican Republic, and the Greek mission of Antiquities working at the Shalalat area, an archaeological source told Al-Masry Al-Youm.

The remaining missions will resume work at different times in August, he added, with work having since resumed at Mariout, the northern coast, West of Alexandria, Borg al-Arab, and al-Shalalat.

He said that after the IFAO’s mission resumed work in the Mariout area, they announced the discovery of several Greco-Roman docks and ports.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm