Foreign missions to resume excavations in Egypt

Starting early September, after the end of the eid holiday, 75 archaeological missions will resume excavation projects in Egypt, announced Mohamed Ismail, Director of the Permanent Committee and Foreign Missions Affairs at the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA).

Several foreign missions had halted their operations in Egypt in light of the January uprising and ongoing security void. Many foreign embassies had asked their missions to leave Egypt.

Ismail told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the restoration of security and stability in Egypt has reflected positively on the work of foreign missions, adding that the SCA has recently received requests for 15 new foreign missions from the US, Italy and Germany to excavate archeological sites.

Egypt is currently studying the requests, which include proposals for excavations in the Delta region as well as western and eastern deserts.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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