Antiquities

Detention renewed for Egyptian businessman Hassan Rateb over funding excavation of antiquities

Wed, 11 Aug 2021 - 04:04 GMT

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.

Egyptian businessman Hassan Rateb detained pending investigation over funding excavation of antiquities

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 - 11:54 GMT

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.

Enani participates in 5th annual conference of ‘Al-Ahram Al-Iqtisadi’

Sun, 11 Jul 2021 - 12:52 GMT

During the conference, Enani reviewed in his presentation the latest developments in the current situation of the tourism and antiquities file.

Fruitful cooperation between Egypt, Japan in restoring Second Khufu Solar Ship, transfer of antiquities

Tue, 06 Jul 2021 - 12:26 GMT

Ambassador of Japan to Cairo Noke Masaki expressed his appreciation of the fruitful cooperation between the two countries in the fields of tourism and culture.

Egyptian Prosecution: 227 artifacts seized with former MP-led gang confirmed to be antiquities

Thu, 01 Jul 2021 - 10:29 GMT

A committee from the Supreme Council of Antiquities said all the seized antiquities date back to the Egyptian civilizations and belong to different ages, including the Prehistoric, Pharaonic, Greek, Roman and Islamic ages, according to the prosecution’s statement.

Businessman Hassan Rateb ordered detained for 4 days pending case on excavation of antiquities

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 - 07:53 GMT

Egyptian businessman Hassan Rateb was ordered detained on Tuesday for four days pending investigations into funding illegal excavation for antiquities.

Egyptian businessman Hassan Rateb arrested over funding illegal excavation

Tue, 29 Jun 2021 - 12:16 GMT

Security forces arrested Egyptian businessman Hassan Rateb over accusations of funding a former parliamentarian in efforts of illegal excavations for antiquities, a statement revealed.

In photos: Retrieved antiquities from France due in Cairo Sunday: Waziri

Fri, 25 Jun 2021 - 07:48 GMT

Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) Mostafa Waziri said as many as 114 looted antiquities that were smuggled to France, are due to return home on Sunday, as part of the joint investigations launched by Egypt’s Prosecution and the French judicial authorities.

Egypt retrieves 2 smuggled artifacts from Italy

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 - 02:59 GMT

Egypt's Ambassador to Rome Hesham Badr received on Thursday two artifacts that had been smuggled to Italy in 2019.

Egyptian tourist investors hail Irish gov’t decision to resume flights to Sharm el-Sheikh as ‘positive step’

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 - 01:50 GMT

A total of 400 million Egyptian Pound were spent for the maintenance of ancient mosques in Egypt during the past five years, announced the Ministry of Endowments in a statement.

LE 400M spent on restoring Egypt's ancient mosques last 5 yrs: Endowment Ministry

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 - 11:59 GMT

A total of 400 million Egyptian Pound were spent for the maintenance of ancient mosques in Egypt during the past five years, announced the Ministry of Endowments in a statement.

Egypt punishes stealing antiquities by life imprisonment, LE 5M fine

Sat, 13 Feb 2021 - 12:04 GMT

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.

Egypt to hold ‘Ramses & Pharaoh’s Gold’ exhibition in 5 countries

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 - 02:05 GMT

The Cabinet has approved to hold an exhibition entitled “Ramsis and the Pharaohs’ Gold” in five international cities during the period from November 2021 to January 2025.

Hurghada receives 1st flight from Germany since inbound tourism resumed in July

Sun, 20 Dec 2020 - 11:54 GMT

The Egyptian General Authority for Tourism Promotion received the first flight coming from Germany’s capital Berlin carrying 125 passengers aboard.

Egypt denies rumors on selling archaeological pieces to UK, upping Remdesivir drug used in COVID-19 treatment

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 - 10:48 GMT

Cabinet's information center has denied a number of rumors on Thursday including selling Egyptian archaeological pieces to UK, and upping price of Remdesivir drug used in treating COVID-19 patients.

Egypt’s sunken treasures exhibition was inaugurated at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in US on Jul.3

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 - 01:55 GMT

“Sunken Cities: The Enchanting World of Egypt” exhibition was inaugurated on July 3. The exhibition is now seeing a fourth touring round in the United States.

President Sisi inaugurates Sphinx, New Administrative Capital airports

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 - 10:33 GMT

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi inaugurated on June 29, 2020 Sphinx Airport on Cairo-Alex Road and the New Administrative Capital airport via video-conference.

Egypt's hotels, resorts to re-open for foreign tourists with 50% capacity following precise rules

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 - 02:48 GMT

After the resumption of domestic tourism late in May, Egyptian hotels and resorts are getting ready to receive foreign tourists in July.

Egypt's Samih Sawiris applauds draft law merging tourism, antiquities funds

Mon, 08 Jun 2020 - 06:43 GMT

Business tycoon Samih Sawiris has praised the draft law on merging the funds for the sectors of tourism and antiquities, saying it would support the financial resources of the merged fund.

Egypt’s Tourism & Antiquities Police in Minya seize 374 artifacts

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 - 02:47 GMT

The seized items included necklaces, statues, scarabs, copper coins, as well as amulets of ancient Egyptian deities and sacred animals dating back to numerous eras.

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