To protect these valuable discoveries and more still unearthed, Egypt has adopted a law regulating the process, preventing any excavation practices carried out outside scientific missions.
A southern Cairo court judge on Wednesday ordered the detention of Egyptian businessman Hassan Rateb for another 45 days pending investigation over funding a former MP in illegal excavation operations.
A southern Cairo court judge ordered the detention of Egyptian businessman Hassan Rateb for another 15 days pending investigation over funding a former MP in illegal excavation operations.
Egyptian businessman Hassan Rateb was ordered detained on Tuesday for four days pending investigations into funding illegal excavation for antiquities.
Security forces arrested Egyptian businessman Hassan Rateb over accusations of funding a former parliamentarian in efforts of illegal excavations for antiquities, a statement revealed.
Anyone who will steal an antiquity or parts of it will be punished with life imprisonment, and a fine of not less than one million Egyptian pounds, and not more than 5 million Egyptian pounds, according to recent amendments to the Egyptian Antiquities Law.
The director of the Fayoum antiquities authority said that many foreign missions have excavated Fayoum's antiquities this season.
Tourism and Antiquities police managed to seize 15 Pharaonic figurines and 111 ancient Greek coins inside a house in Asyut.
An Egyptian archaeological mission will start excavation at Bir Youssef (Youssef Well), in Salah el-Din Citadel.
An excavation mission discovered three shipwrecks and some historical pieces in Abu Qir.
One man was killed in a building collapse Monday, while excavating the site to search for archaeological artifacts.
Egypt’s Administrative Prosecutor opened investigations into the technical errors committed during the process of extracting a recently-discovered statue from the mud in a Matareya slum.
An Egyptian excavation team discovered the remains of a 3,700-year-old pyramid dating to the 13th dynasty in Dahshur, a royal necropolis in southeast Cairo, according to a Monday statement by the Ministry of Antiquities.