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Egypt to host 12th round of the International Congress of Egyptologists

Nevine El-Aref , Thursday 14 Jun 2018
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Egypt will host the 12th International Congress of Egyptology (ICE) in November 2019 in collaboration with the International Association of Egyptologists (ICE).

The congress, one of the world's most important scientific conferences in the field of Egyptology, is held periodically every four years to discuss the latest in Egyptological research

This is the congress’ third session to be hosted by Egypt, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri told Ahram Online, adding that the first two hosted by Egypt were the fifth session in 1988 and the eighth in 2000.

Waziri explains that to guarantee the success of the coming round, which will take place from 3 to 8 November, the Ministry of Antiquities has set up two committees to organise the conference and review the scientific research submitted.

The scientific committee is led by Ola El-Ogaizy, former head of the Faculty of Archaeology at Cairo University, and its members include directors of foreign institutes in Egypt, Egyptology professors from various international and Egyptian universities, and the representative of the president of the International Society of Egyptian Scientists.

The organising committee's head Ahmed Ebeid says that the congress will cover a vast range of the latest discoveries in the field of pharaonic history, adding that it will undoubtedly be of interest to anyone that has an academic interest in Egyptology.

Ebeid said that the topics covered will include the history of ancient Egypt, the history of Egyptology, modern methods used in archaeological excavations, the management of archaeological sites, conservation, archaeological and technological sciences, archaeological museums, art, architecture, language and literature, and religious beliefs and social life in ancient Egypt.

Ebeid added that the session will also cover challenges and problems faced by the antiquities sector in Egypt and their possible solutions.

A number of sightseeing tours will be organised for the attendees to visit museums and archaeological sites in Cairo and Giza.

The logo of the 12th session was inspired from one of artefacts of King Tutankhamun.

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