The story behind 'Ismailiyah Ghost' that went viral on social media in Egypt

Sun, 20 Jun 2021 - 11:50 GMT

A photo of a statue that is very similar to Ghostface in one of Ismailiyah's streets went viral on social media over the weekend.

Easter Island delegation heads to British Museum to lobby for statue return

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 - 11:03 GMT

A delegation from Easter Island will arrive in London next week to seek the return from the British Museum of one of the native Polynesians’ emblematic statues.

German city takes down golden Erdogan statue after outcry

Wed, 29 Aug 2018 - 09:32 GMT

The German city of Wiesbaden removed Wednesday a temporary statue of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan set up in a town square by artists.

Abdel Moneim Riad statue damaged during removal in Port Said

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 - 02:02 GMT

Statue of General Abdel Moneim Riad in Port Said was damaged while being removed from the square which also bears his name.

Authorities recover rare artifact

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 - 05:13 GMT

A granite statue has been retrieved after a smuggling attempt was foiled in Assiut on Saturday.

Egyptian Marilyn Monroe statue criticized on social media

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 - 02:07 GMT

A statue of the likeness of legendary Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe, displayed outside the Cairo Opera House, has provoked a slew of mocking comments on social media.

Unveiling the statue of Mexican Wings at Cairo Opera House

Tue, 09 May 2017 - 06:10 GMT

The statue of Mexican Wings by the Mexican sculptor Jorge Marin will be unveiled in front of the Palace of Arts at Cairo Opera House.

Russian poet Pushkin monument unveiled downtown Cairo

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 - 10:23 GMT

A monument to Russian classical poet and writer Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837) was unveiled in downtown Cairo on Thursday, according to a statement by the Russian Cultural Centre in Cairo.

Investigation opened into handling of Ramsis II statue excavation

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 - 10:00 GMT

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.