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Egypt - Society
3/29/2024 8:02:59 PM
Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has approved a one-month extension for Egyptian citizens to register for the Umrah pilgrimage during the current Hijri year 1445 AH.

Egypt - Tourism
3/18/2024 9:48:56 PM
With a handful of exceptions, museums will be open from 9am-3pm and archaeological sites from 9am-4pm during Ramadan, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced.

Antiquities - Ancient Egypt
3/14/2024 8:16:00 PM
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has appointed Mohamed Ismail Khaled as the new secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA).

Antiquities - Ancient Egypt
3/3/2024 8:10:25 PM
A 26-dynasty sarcophagus uncovered at a university hospital construction site in the Delta town of Banha is on its way to being restored at the Qalyoubiya archaeological site after undergoing rescue excavation, Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) announced on Sunday.

Arts & Culture - Screens
2/25/2024 6:01:16 PM
"Dahomey", a documentary by Franco-Senegalese director Mati Diop probing the issues surrounding Europe's return of looted antiquities to Africa, won the Golden Bear, the Berlin film festival's top prize Saturday.

Heritage - Heritage special
2/24/2024 12:51:01 PM
Antiquities Clichés, a book by Egyptologist Fatma Keshk released last week, clarifies and highlights some of the popular, yet inaccurate, information on ancient Egypt that is passed on from one generation to the next.

Elections - MB
2/23/2024 2:54:00 PM
Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Issa inaugurated the Waldorf Astoria Cairo Heliopolis Hotel on Wednesday as part of the country's plan to attract 30 million tourists by 2028.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Heritage
2/20/2024 8:58:02 PM
A free trip of two weeks to Egypt has been offered to a tourist falsely arrested for smuggling antiquities

Antiquities - Ancient Egypt
2/3/2024 1:52:59 PM
Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Issa issued a ministerial decree forming a supreme scientific committee, led by archaeologist and former Minister of Antiquities Zahi Hawass, to review the restoration project for the Menkaure pyramid at Giza plateau.

Egypt - Tourism
2/1/2024 7:14:30 PM
Egypt has opened or reopened 14,209 rooms between December 2022 and December 2023, raising its hotel capacity by 7 percent, according to a statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

Business - Economy
1/26/2024 5:45:08 PM
The price of luxury Islamic pilgrimage (Hajj) programmes soared by 45 percent to up to EGP 450,000, while the land pilgrimage prices surged by 73 percent to up to EGP 255,000, according to data released by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

Egypt - Tourism
1/21/2024 10:41:04 PM
Egypt’s share of global tourism grew by 33 percent in 2023 compared to four years prior, recording 1.2 percent in 2023, up from 0.9 percent in 2019, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Issa told a senate session on Sunday.

Egypt - Tourism
1/21/2024 6:15:30 PM
Senator Soheir Abdel-Salam, undersecretary of the Media, Culture, Tourism, and Antiquities Committee of the Egyptian Senate, proposed on Sunday seven key measures to boost the tourism industry in Egypt.

Antiquities - Museums
1/20/2024 4:57:08 PM
The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, represented by the Supreme Council for Antiquities (SCA), the Industrial Modernization Centre, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Egypt, has successfully installed solar energy stations at five world heritage sites and museums in Egypt.

Egypt - Tourism
1/17/2024 7:45:24 PM
Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Issa said that despite several challenges, incoming tourism to Egypt hit a record-breaking 14.9 million tourists in 2023.

Antiquities - Ancient Egypt
1/12/2024 7:03:37 PM
In a new move towards digitization, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has installed and activated the operation of the first self-service ticketing machines in the Valley of the Kings on Luxor’s west bank.

Antiquities - Ancient Egypt
1/11/2024 5:12:10 PM
Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities inaugurated on Thursday the renovated visitor reception hall at the iconic Kom Ombo Temple in Aswan.

Antiquities - Ancient Egypt
1/4/2024 6:17:51 PM
The joint archaeological mission from Waseda University, in collaboration with the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), has unveiled a rock-cut tomb and a myriad of artefacts spanning different historical periods during its current excavation season in Saqqara Necropolis.

Egypt - Tourism
1/2/2024 3:42:46 PM
In a bid to celebrate and preserve Egypt's cultural and historical legacy, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, in collaboration with the UNESCO office in Cairo, has completed the first phase of the Al-Muizz Street Signage Project.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Heritage
12/19/2023 6:03:19 PM
Enhancing the tourist experience, digitising the services provided at archaeological sites and museums, exploring and conserving Egypt’s heritage, and opening new cultural attractions all took place this year, writes Nevine El-Aref

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