Supreme Council of Antiquities
Mohamed Youssef, director of the Saqqara Antiquities Area, said that a model entered the area with a normal "entry ticket" permit, and not a ticket or permit to photograph.
His house is located inside the residential block of Al-Bahnasa in Minya Governorate, which is under the authority of the Islamic Antiquities Sector.
The meeting discussed ways of cooperation in the field of scientific and archaeological work in general and for the Grand Egyptian Museum in particular.
On November 14, Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el-Enani, announced the discovery of 100 delicately colored coffins, and 40 dazzling statues, in the Saqqara antiquities area.
The ministry expresses its support and constant cooperation with journalists who are interested in antiquities.
Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities continues excavation work through various archaeological missions, whether Egyptian or foreign.
The meeting discussed the latest updates in the museum and the first stage of the pre-set plan for transporting heavy artifacts which was completed.
Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities issued a press release on November 10 about the signing of an agreement between the Supreme Council of Antiquities and Saudi Aramco, regarding the holding of an archaeological exhibition entitled “Shatr el-Masjid”.
A picture went viral on social media platforms showing several statues of the Pharaonic deity Anubis, on a truck roaming a street in Cairo.
The Grand Egyptian Museum will house over 50,000 artifacts, including all the possessions of the Golden Pharaoh, King Tutankhamun, which will be fully displayed in one place for the first time.
Egypt’s Minister of Tourism & Antiquities Khaled el-Anani announced that 59 coffins have been excavated by the Egyptian mission headed by Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri.
The recent archaeological discovery in Saqqara, which was announced by Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in the presence of 60 ambassadors, caught international media outlets' attention.
Waziri pointed out that during the discovery, a wonderful statue made of bronze and inlaid with precious stones was unearthed. The statue dates back to the 26th Dynasty.
The Board of Directors of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities decided to completely exempt all cafeterias and bazaars in museums and archaeological sites affiliated with the council from paying the rental value until the end of October 2020.
A total of 27 colorful coffins, which have not been opened in 2,500 years, have been discovered in Saqqara.
The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is currently finalizing work at a number of archaeological museums in preparation for their opening in the upcoming period, as part of the revitalization of Egyptian tourism.
Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities has completed the project to develop the Philae Temples area in Aswan, where an internal marina was built for the area and waiting places for visitors, in addition to raising the efficiency of the lighting system.
Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el-Anani, accompanied by Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, inspected work on raising the efficiency and restoration of 29 rams, located in the first courtyard of the Karnak Temples.
The inspection tour included the lobby, the great staircase and the exhibition halls of the treasures of King Tutankhamun.
Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mustafa Waziri said that these groups include tourists from Ukraine and France, who arrived in Hurghada on Aug. 31 to spend their vacation on the picturesque beaches of Egypt.