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ICE will be held in November in Cairo

Sun, Jun. 17, 2018
CAIRO – 14 June 2018: In cooperation with the International Association of Egyptologists (IAE), the Ministry of Antiquities will organize the 12th International Congress on Egyptologists (ICE), which will be held from November 3-8 in Cairo.

Mustafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and secretary general of the conference, said organizing and hosting of ICE was won by Egypt in 2015 during the 11th session of the congress at the National Archaeological Museum of Florence, Italy. Every four years, ICE is in a different country to discuss and present the latest work in Egyptology. It is one of the most important global scientific congresses in the field of Egyptology.

Waziri added that this is the third time Egypt wins hosting the congress. Egypt organized it previously in 1988 and 2000, which were two of the most important and successful sessions held.

Two committees were set up to prepare and organize the congress. The head of the Scientific Committee is Ola el-Aguizy, dean of the Faculty of Archeology at Cairo University, professor emeritus of Ancient Egyptian Languages at Cairo University, member of the Permanent Scientific Committee for Archeology and member of the International Committee for Egyptology.

Ahmed Ebeid, chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Congress, said ICE discusses several main aspects, namely the history of Ancient Egypt;the history of Egyptology;modern methods used in archaeological excavations, sites and restorations;and art, architecture, literature, religion and social life in Ancient Egypt.
Ebeid added that, during the congress, there will be several specialized seminars to discuss the challenges and problems facing Egyptian antiquities and how to overcome them.There will also be a number of field visits to museums and archaeological sites in Cairo and Giza governorates.

Heshamal-Leithy, general manager of the Center for Documentation and Study of Ancient Egypt and a member of the International Committee for Egyptology, said the Ministry of Antiquities designed the logo of the congress, which reflects one of the important artifacts of King Tutankhamun.
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