Illegal Excavation

Egypt re-detains Businessman Hassan Rateb for 45 days pending investigations for ‘illegal excavation’

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 - 11:49 GMT

Egypt’s General Prosecution has accused Rateb of funding former MP Alaa Hassanin for illegal digging for antiquities.

Sculptor sentenced to 6 months over unlicensed excavation for antiquities

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 - 09:54 GMT

Several citizens have been arrested over the past weeks for illegally digging under their houses in Giza in search for artifacts.

More arrests as police crackdown illegal excavation in Giza

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 - 11:00 GMT

Illegal excavation is punished by a prison term of 5 to 7 years and a fine of not less than LE 5,000($284) and not more than LE 7,000 ($397).

Citizen excavating for antiquities near Pyramids arrested

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 - 11:17 GMT

Egyptian law imprisons for 5 to 7 years anyone who is proven guilty of illegal excavation for antiquities.

Smuggling attempt of 225 bronze coins foiled by police

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 - 12:37 GMT

Two criminals were transporting antiquities among other artifacts in a car in Minya governorate.

Life sentence for antiquity trafficking, illegal excavation

Thu, 04 May 2017 - 09:43 GMT

excavation has been maximized up to life imprisonment, with a considerable fine in addition, said Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anani Wednesday