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Saturday, 31 October 2020
Signed by international and Egyptian archaeologists and Egyptologists, a petition sent to Prime Minister Essam Sharaf aims to underscore the importance of saving Egypt’s heritage
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After protests by archaeologists, the ministry for antiquities is no longer under the jurisdiction of the culture ministry but rather that of the cabinet
Demonstrations of Egyptian archaeologists call for Egypt's new prime minister to persuade Zahi Hawass to remain minister for antiquities
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The antiquities collection at the Qantara East storehouse has been transported to the Cairo Museum after thefts
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Hawass cites failure of the police to protest Egypt's heritage as main reason for possible resignation
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The Ministry of Antiquities has issued a detailed and alarming report on the widespread looting and vandalism of archaeological sites and museums during the last month
An armed gang has attacked two antiquities storage units on the Giza plateau, snatching an undetermined number of artefacts
Archaeologists succeeded in thwarting a looting attempt of a 160-ton colossus of the 19th dynasty king Ramses II
An unexpected meeting at the ministry of state for antiquities affairs melts the ice between its minister and protesters, who have been picketing its building in recent days
Following three weeks of closure the archaeological sites around Egypt are open to the public again
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The limestone statue of the monotheistic king Akhnaten, was found beside a trash can at Tahrir square by a young man, then return to the Egyptian Museum by his uncle, an AUC professor
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A part of a missing New Kingdom statue depicting goddess Nakrit carrying king Tutankhamun was found hidden inside the museum
The heart-shaped amulet of Tutankhamun’s grandfather, as well as his ushabti figurine were found at the back of the museum today
A comprehensive inventory to examine the Egyptian museum’s collection after the break-in during Egypt’s uprising reveals eight artifacts are missing
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Wave of industrial action and protests consuming Egypt reaches ministerial doors
The priceless artifacts, damaged during the foiled looting attempt at the Egyptian museum, will be back on display early next week
Zahi Hawass, the newly-appointed Minister of State for Antiquities, maintains the Egyptian museum is safe and secured by the Egyptian army and decent and honest Egyptian people
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Nearly 100 years after its discovery, Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities sends formal request to have priceless Nefertiti bust returned, citing UNECSO convention
A photo exhibition marking ten years of American-Italian excavations at Mersa Gawasis ancient Egyptian harbor opens today
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