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  • SCA: Attempt to rob Egypt's Coptic Museum foiled

    Date: 2017-09-14 17:48:39 GMT - Egypt - Culture - SN:16 - ID:6991347

    Security bodies have thwarted an attempt to steal artifacts from Egypt’s Coptic Museum in the Old Cairo area of Mar Gerges, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) Mostafa Amin said on Thursday. The incident occurred when a ....

  • Prehistoric Egyptian antiquities showcased at int'l conference in Vienna

    Date: 2017-09-14 17:47:52 GMT - Austria - Culture - SN:14 - ID:6991353

    Director of the Egyptian Museum Sabah Abdel Razek has reviewed some antiquities, dating back to prehistoric times, that will continue to be showcased at the museum. Addressing the Origins 6 international conference on Predynastic and Early ....

  • Wives of 21 ambassadors in Cairo visit Manial palace, museum

    Date: 2017-01-31 06:23:37 GMT - Egypt - Culture - SN:3 - ID:6434385

    The wives of 21 ambassadors on Monday visited the Manial Palace and Museum in Cairo, the director of the museum said. The visitors inspected the palace and its content and were given a detailed presentation on its history, Walaa Badawi told ....

  • GEM receives limestone panel for king Amenhotep III

    Date: 2016-02-24 13:29:04 GMT - Egypt - Culture - SN:10 - ID:4382237

    The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) received Wednesday a unique artifact which is a limestone panel laden with 19 royal cartouches for king Amenhotep III along with other views which include rows of offering bearers, said General supervisor of the Grand ....

  • 4,000 tourists, Egyptians watch sun illumination on Abu Simbel temple

    Date: 2016-02-22 09:41:13 GMT - Egypt - Culture - SN:8 - ID:4364857

    More than 4,000 tourists and Egyptians watched the illumination of sun rays on the inner statues of Abu Simbel Temple in Aswan on Monday, a rare phenomenon that occurs twice a year. Antiquities Minister Mamdouh Damaty, Culture MInister Helmi ....

  • Egyptian poet Gakh in Algeria

    Date: 2016-02-17 07:32:29 GMT - Algeria - Culture - SN:4 - ID:4330733

    Egyptian vernacular poet Hisham el Gakh's current visit of Algeria is part of cultural cooperation between the two countries, Egypt's Ambassador here Omar Abu Eish said. Gakh is very popular in Algeria and has been warmly welcomed since his ....

  • King Tut tomb reopens following one-month closure, says official

    Date: 2015-11-01 13:40:36 GMT - Egypt - Culture - SN:10 - ID:3644805

    King Tutankhamun's tomb in Luxor was reopened on Sunday following a one-month closure for maintenance and restoration, an Antiquities Ministry official said. Head of the Department of Antiquities at the Antiquities Ministry Mahmoud Afifi said the ....

  • British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves to talk about his hidden chamber theory Monday

    Date: 2015-09-21 10:43:21 GMT - Egypt - Culture - SN:7 - ID:3392241

    British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves will be given on Monday an opportunity to defend his hidden chamber theory as regards the burial of Queen Nefertiti as an expedition to Tutankhamun tomb in the Valley of the Kings will be made, Antiquities ....

  • King Tut mask to be unniched as of Oct. 10

    Date: 2015-09-15 18:28:05 GMT - Egypt - Culture - SN:23 - ID:3358861

    Mamdouh el Damaty, the tourism minister in the caretaker government, said Tuesday that an Egyptian-German committee tasked with renovating the golden mask of King Tut Ankh Amoun decided to lift the ancient artifact, currently on display at the ....

  • Culture minister to attend Expo Milano conf.

    Date: 2015-07-30 15:27:23 GMT - Egypt - Culture - SN:15 - ID:3072245

    Culture Minister Abdel Wahed el Nawabi will participate in the International Conference of Culture Ministers on the sidelines of Expo Milano 2015 on July 31-August 1 in Italy. During the event, culture ministers will share ideas and proposals ....

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