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  • Tutankhamun's tomb to be closed for restoration - official

    Date: 2014-10-21 16:18:18 GMT - Egypt - Culture - SN:58 - ID:1172061

    An Antiquities Ministry official said on Tuesday that Tutankhamun's tomb in Luxor's famous Valley of the Kings will be closed from November 1 till December 15 for restoration works. Head of the Department of Antiquities at the ministry Yousef ....

  • Antiquities Ministry following up probe into Dubai shipments

    Date: 2014-10-21 16:07:21 GMT - Egypt - Culture - SN:55 - ID:1171985

    The Ministry of Antiquities is following up an investigation into seven shipments that arrived at Safaga Port a few days ago carrying 28 artifacts, thousands of stamps and rare documents dating back to the era of the Mohamed Ali dynasty. The ....

  • Sun to illuminate inner sanctuary of Abu Simbel Wednesday

    Date: 2014-10-20 10:10:04 GMT - Egypt - Culture - SN:32 - ID:1160689

    Sun will illuminate on Wednesday the inner statues of Abu Simbel Temple in Aswan, a rare phenomenon that always draws thousands of tourists, said Egyptologist Ahmed Saleh on Monday. The unique astronomical phenomenon, which occurs twice a year, ....

  • Royal Jewelry Museum to be reopened Sunday

    Date: 2014-10-15 11:45:52 GMT - Egypt - Culture - SN:33 - ID:1130385

    Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty will open the Royal Jewelry Museum in Alexandria on Sunday. The museum was closed in 2011 over security concerns. The minister said admission to the museum would be free to the public till the end of ....

  • Culture min. meets Thai amb.

    Date: 2014-10-14 16:51:27 GMT - Egypt - Culture - SN:69 - ID:1125933

    Culture Minister Gaber Asfour met on Tuesday with Thailand's Ambassador to Egypt Peerasak Chantavarin. The minister underlined the importance of further boosting bilateral cultural cooperation by exchanging views and holding "cultural weeks" in ....

  • Antiquities Min. says visit to Paris was to bolster UNESCO-Egypt cooperation

    Date: 2014-10-09 11:01:45 GMT - France - Culture - SN:10 - ID:1089525

    Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh el-Damaty said Wednesday that the aim behind his visit to Paris is to bolster cooperation between Egypt and UNESCO in the field of restoring a number of Egyptian museums. The visit also came as a response ....

  • All tourist sites, museums to be open for free Saturday - Minister

    Date: 2014-09-26 14:36:42 GMT - Egypt - Culture - SN:13 - ID:1018997

    Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty said on Friday that all tourist sites and museums across the nation will be open for free to visitors for two days starting Saturday. This comes on the occasion of the World Tourism Day, Damaty said. He ....

  • Reopening of Abu-Simbel Temple marks 46th anniversary

    Date: 2014-09-22 10:48:56 GMT - Egypt - Culture - SN:46 - ID:988349

    Some 46 years ago, Abu-Simbel Temple was re-opened for visitors, after it was rescued by the UNESCO along with all world countries. In 1960, Egypt and UNESCO urged all world countries to help in rescuing Nubian monuments due to the establishment ....

  • Nayer Naguie happy to be in Algeria

    Date: 2014-09-15 08:45:42 GMT - Algeria - Culture - SN:17 - ID:941533

    Egyptian composer and conductor Nayer Naguie, who is currently in Algeria for the Symphonic Music Festival, said Monday he is happy to be. This is not the first time Naguie has visited Algeria. He told MENA correspondent he has been leading ....

  • Culture Min. visits Shanghai History, Art Museums

    Date: 2014-09-13 17:31:19 GMT - China - Culture - SN:42 - ID:932293

    Egypt's Culture Minister Gaber Asfour visited on Saturday the Shanghai History and Art Museums during a trip to China to boost relations. During the visit, Asfour welcomed hosting an Egyptian fine art's exhibition inside the museums. Asfour also ....

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