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Ahdaf Soueif resigns in protest from British Museum trustees board
Egypt

Ahdaf Soueif resigns in protest from British Museum trustees board

Renowned Egyptian novelist Ahdaf Soueif resigned from The British Museum board of trustees in protest of the museum’s “immovability” regarding…
Egypt calls on UK to return Rosetta Stone
Archaeology

Egypt calls on UK to return Rosetta Stone

  Yesterday, Egypt renewed its request for the British Museum to return the prized Rosetta stone to its country of…
Chile to ask British Museum to return extinct mammal remains
Archaeology

Chile to ask British Museum to return extinct mammal remains

  Chile announced on Sunday that it will ask the British Museum in London to return the remains of a…
Easter Islanders hope to swap a copy for iconic statue in UK museum
Archaeology

Easter Islanders hope to swap a copy for iconic statue in UK museum

  For 150 years, the British Museum has housed one of the iconic, heavy-browed stone figures that Chile’s Easter Island…
Decision to display Salah’s shoes in British Museum sparks off dispute
Egypt

Decision to display Salah’s shoes in British Museum sparks off dispute

Outrage erupted amidst the the British Museum’s decision to put Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah’s shoe in the Egyptian section, as…
Oldest tattoo discovered on ancient Egyptian mummy
Archaeology

Oldest tattoo discovered on ancient Egyptian mummy

The oldest tattoo in the world has been discovered on a couple of 5,000-year-old Egyptian mummies, approximately 1,000 years older…
British Museum to launch exhibit of Egypt’s ‘sunken cities’
Archaeology

British Museum to launch exhibit of Egypt’s ‘sunken cities’

The British Museum is planning its first major exhibition of underwater archaeology with a showing of artifacts from two of…
World’s oldest bible on show as British Museum tracks Egypt’s religions
Art news

World’s oldest bible on show as British Museum tracks Egypt’s religions

The world's oldest bible is among 200 objects tracing Egypt's religious evolution in an exhibition at London's British Museum, which…
Celtic links from pre-history to now at British Museum show
Archaeology

Celtic links from pre-history to now at British Museum show

 In a darkened gallery of the British Museum, where spotlights catch the intricate swirling decoration of Celtic Iron Age metalwork,…
Zahi Hawass: Selling the statue of Sekhemkhet Ka is a crime
Archaeology

Zahi Hawass: Selling the statue of Sekhemkhet Ka is a crime

Former Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass said at a news conference in Los Angeles on Monday that selling the statue of…
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