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Excavation works resumed in Egypt

Foreign archaeological missions resumed excavation and restoration today, while more foreign missions apply to begin new works

Nevine El-Aref , Sunday 4 Sep 2011
Mohamed Ismail
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After a nine month pause due to lack of security following Egypt’s January revolution, seventy five foreign archaeological missions resumed their work today all over Egypt.

“These missions are 25 per cent of the foreign archaeological missions who work in Egypt,” Mohamed Ismail supervisor of the Permanent Committee and Foreign Missions Affairs Section at the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), told Ahram online. He added that the 300 foreign missions, who have worked in Egypt since the revolution will resume their work at the usual time of their archaeological seasons, noting that their seasons do not all fall at the same time.

Among the missions who have resumed their sessions are the Germans in the upper Egyptian town of Assiut, the Americans in Mit-Rahina, the Japanese in Saqqara, the Spanish in Luxor, the French in Fayum and the Polish in Delta. 

Ismail announced that the stability in Egypt now has encouraged more foreign archaeological missions to start excavation and restoration in Egypt. Two dozen missions from America, Italy and Germany have sent their request to the SCA and security authorities to start archaeological works.

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Tony Lucas
12-09-2011 12:18pm
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It is good to see a possible Hey Day return to Egyptology that was in favor in the last century, there is still so much to discover, so much to learn.
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Reda Abdel Haleem
05-09-2011 09:11pm
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what about our Mission Dr. Mohammed ?
Our mission at Hawara had been stopped without any logical reasons ,, when we can start with Cairo University and Wroclaw University at Hawara to save and restorative elements close to Hawara pyramids ? We had stopped since April 2009 because there some bad relation between Dr Alaa Shaheen , our director and Dr.Zahi HAwaas .. and now i think we can come back to finish what we started on the site co operating with SCA as we started in 3 August 2008 , to fast contact 0105266489 Reda Abdel HALeem Project manager in Egyptian Polish mission
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B. M. Adams
04-09-2011 07:34pm
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Foriegn Archaeological Missions
I am an English man living in Luxor. I am so pleased to hear the news that foreign teams will return to continue excavasions and restorations in Egypt. This is a wonderful country and the conributions made by these people are of great importance to Egyptology and Egypt in general. I believe Egypt is very thankful for their work and of course is is good for the tourism here. Thank you to all those people and teams working here. I cincerely hope that I have the chance to meet some of you. Regards
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