Ancient Egypt

What you don't know about sun alignment phenomenon in Egypt

Sun, 25 Oct 2020 - 05:23 GMT

On October 22 of every year, scientists renew their interest in the astounding progress that the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt reached in the field of astronomy, thanks to the sun alignment phenomenon, where the sun illuminates the face of Ramses II statue in Abu Simbel.

Chinese ambassador to Egypt praises recent archaeological discoveries

Sun, 25 Oct 2020 - 03:40 GMT

The Chinese ambassador to Cairo said that the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has recently announced a huge archaeological discovery of Pharaonic sarcophagi, describing this as an impressive cultural discovery.

“Draw Egypt”, an art competition through the eyes of Russian children

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 - 02:39 GMT

The competition focused on a new and important category in Russian society, which is the Russian children, enabling them to express their vision of Egypt and what they know about it, through artistic paintings.

Today marks 219th anniversary of departure of French Campaign in Egypt

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 - 04:01 GMT

Today marks the 219th anniversary of the departure of the French campaign in Egypt led by General Jacques Francois Meno, where he left the Egyptian lands on October 18, 1801.

Ancient Egypt’s “Book of The Dead”, the gateway to the afterlife

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 - 02:53 GMT

Religious books buried with the ancient Egyptian man were usually used as a guide for the dead on his journey to the afterlife.

Are there other treasures in Tuna el-Gabal after uncovering the amulets?

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 - 01:55 GMT

The Egyptian archaeological mission in the antiquities area of Al-Ghuraifah in Tuna el-Gabal in Minya Governorate uncovered a group of amulets and scarabs of various shapes and sizes inside the coffin of Sitdjehuti Imhotep.

Egyptian archaeologists uncovers 4,000-year-old manuscript inside newly discovered coffin in Saqqara

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 - 03:02 GMT

In early October 2020, Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced the largest discovery in 2020, which was the discovery of 59 ancient coffins in the Saqqara region.

What is the story of the ancient Pharaonic deity Anubis?

Tue, 13 Oct 2020 - 02:02 GMT

A picture went viral on social media platforms showing several statues of the Pharaonic deity Anubis, on a truck roaming a street in Cairo.

Anani: Tutankhamun’s mask will be transferred to GEM in a way that befits the most famous artifact in the world

Tue, 13 Oct 2020 - 01:44 GMT

What will happen at the time of the transfer of King Tutankhamun’s mask? Will there be a procession to transport the mask like the royal mummies?

Will Tutankhamun’s mummy be exhibited in the Grand Egyptian Museum?

Mon, 12 Oct 2020 - 02:46 GMT

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.

Egyptian archaeological mission discoveries wrap-up of 2020

Mon, 12 Oct 2020 - 02:27 GMT

There are numerous archaeological missions operating in Egypt, but the Egyptian missions headed by Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, had the lion's share of the important archaeological discoveries during the last period.

GEM official denies collapse of Ramses II obelisk

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 - 02:09 GMT

The obelisk was not even installed to fall down, Atef Moftaah said in press statements.

Egypt’s archaeological, art museums celebrate October 6 Victory

Wed, 07 Oct 2020 - 01:41 GMT

In celebration of the glorious October victories, the Egyptian archaeological museums in all governorates exhibit their collections of military artifacts in a special display in October.

Zahi Hawass: Now is the time to try and retrieve Nefertiti’s Head Statue from Germany

Tue, 06 Oct 2020 - 04:58 GMT

Archaeologist Ludwig Borchardt discovered Nefertiti's head statue in 1912 in Tell el-Amarna. It was later smuggled out of Egypt by means of deceit.

Saqqara Necropolis discovery wrap-up

Tue, 06 Oct 2020 - 04:03 GMT

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.

What you may not know about military life in ancient Egypt

Sun, 04 Oct 2020 - 04:40 GMT

Archaeological researcher Ahmed Amer said that ancient Egyptians left us with many traces that indicate their superiority in the military field.

Mostafa Waziri: The coffins found inside the new well could reach 100

Sun, 04 Oct 2020 - 02:30 GMT

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.

Video: Restoration of wooden statue of Horemheb in Egypt’s Grand Museum

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 - 02:20 GMT

The whole world is highly anticipating the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum as it houses a large number of artifacts, and a complete display of King Tutankhamun's collection.

Researches successfully restore face of Egyptian child mummy

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 - 02:12 GMT

A group of researchers were able to restore the face of an ancient Egyptian mummy belonging to a child. The mummy was found in the eighties in a cemetery near the Pyramid of Hawara, southwest of Cairo.

VIDEO: Enjoy a tour inside GEM's Wood Antiquities Restoration Lab

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 - 01:35 GMT

Vice President of the Wood Antiquities Laboratory at the Grand Egyptian Museum Ahmed Abd Rabbo said that the GEM’s Wood Antiquities Laboratory is one of the most important laboratories in the Middle East region.