Egypt's Antiquities Council reports fivefold increase in revenues during FY 2023/24

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 - 05:28 GMT

The outstanding debt of the Supreme Council of Antiquities to the state's general budget decreased by about LE 1 billion during the current fiscal year compared to about LE 8 billion in debt at the end of June 2022.

Egypt's Law prohibits climbing antiquities without obtaining permit

Fri, 14 Jul 2023 - 09:32 GMT

The Antiquities Protection Law aims, with this penalty, to criminalize some phenomena that spread at touristic places.

In pic: Egypt handed over four rare Egyptian artifacts from Italy

Mon, 08 May 2023 - 09:00 GMT

“These pieces were handed over by the officials of the Turin Museum to the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Rome, in preparation for their return to their home country,” the statement read.

Tourism Ministry denies rainwater effect on Ramses II statue at Grand Egyptian Museum

Thu, 13 Apr 2023 - 01:35 GMT

The statement pointed out that rain does not compose a danger, and that the design takes into consideration handling rainwater.

Egypt recovered 80 artifacts from France, England, US, Uruguay

Wed, 28 Dec 2022 - 11:32 GMT

Among the developments was the announcement of a number of archaeological discoveries in the governorates of Minya and Damietta, Fayoum and Luxor.

Egypt's law prohibits visiting archeaological sites, climbing antiquities without permits

Thu, 27 Oct 2022 - 08:39 GMT

The Egyptian Antiquities Protection Law prohibits visiting an archaeological site or museum without obtaining a permit, and it also prohibits climbing an antiquity without obtaining a permit to do so.

In pics: Story of sunken antiquities in Egypt's Alexandria

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 - 09:11 GMT

Egypt has many rare artifacts that were recently discovered and cannot be counted.

Cairo Criminal Court sentences defendants in 'Zamalek Apartment Case' to 5 years in prison, LE2M fine

Sun, 19 Jun 2022 - 09:31 GMT

The man and his wife are convicted of artifact trafficking.

Christie's preparing to sell Egyptian statue worth £100,000

Mon, 30 May 2022 - 11:10 GMT

The falcon-headed statue dates back to the fourth century BC.

Writing on antiquities is punished by 1-year imprisonment and fine: Egyptian Law

Thu, 28 Apr 2022 - 01:01 GMT

Egypt's Law No. 117 of 1983 for the Protection of Antiquities stipulated many penalties that pursue any encroachments on archaeological areas.

Cairo Criminal Court convicts Alaa Hassanein, Hassan Rateb in 'Massive Artifact Looting' case

Thu, 21 Apr 2022 - 11:57 GMT

Rateb had funded Hassanein and a gang he leads to commit the crime.

Cairo court to give verdict of Hassan Rateb’s trial in ‘Great Antiquities Case’ on April 21

Sun, 13 Mar 2022 - 08:09 GMT

Rateb was arrested in late June 2021 over charges of providing millions of Egyptian pounds to former MP Alaa Hassanin and his brother to help them in illegal digging for antiquities.

Look into law: How Egypt regulates foreign archaeological excavation missions

Sat, 12 Feb 2022 - 12:55 GMT

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.

Egypt’s tourism & antiquities minister convenes with Swiss ambassador to Cairo to discuss enhancing joint cooperation

Wed, 02 Feb 2022 - 12:18 GMT

Enani began the meeting by welcoming the Swiss Ambassador, stressing the close relations between Egypt and Switzerland in various fields.

Deterrent penalties to demolishing antiquities, unlicensed excavation in Egypt’s: Law

Mon, 31 Jan 2022 - 10:21 GMT

Anyone who intentionally demolishes antiquities will be imprisoned for a period not exceeding seven years, and a fine of no less than L.E. 500,000, according to Law on the Protection of Antiquities in Egypt.

Archaeological building discovered in Egypt's Sinai

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 - 07:01 GMT

The building was used in the Roman era, he said, adding that some internal modifications were implemented to the building, such as making an entrance to it from the north side.

9 archaeological coins, brass candlestick confiscated at Cairo International Airport

Thu, 06 Jan 2022 - 11:32 GMT

This was stated by Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri.

Grand Egyptian Museum receives 269 huge artifacts from Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, Saqqara & Ismailia

Mon, 20 Dec 2021 - 01:12 GMT

The artifacts are set to be prepared to be showcased in the main exhibition halls.

Egyptian businessman Hassan Rateb, former MP Alaa Hassanein referred to criminal court for illegal excavation and smuggling of antiquities

Sun, 12 Dec 2021 - 02:08 GMT

The investigations revealed that Rateb provided millions of Egyptian pounds to Hassanin and his brother to help them in the illegal excavation.

Discovery of suspected archaeological head in Egypt’s Qena

Sun, 12 Dec 2021 - 01:52 GMT

A source revealed that one of the workers responsible for lining the canals in the Qift District found the head of a statue and suspected it is an antiquity.