Antiquities

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.

Egypt allows tourists to stay until COVID-19 status in their homelands improves

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 - 01:20 GMT

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced a number of measures concerning foreign tourist groups who wish to remain in Egypt.

Antiquities smuggling deal thwarted in Minya

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 - 01:16 GMT

Facing the accused, he confessed that he possessed the seized items for the purpose of trafficking and that they are the result of excavations carried out in his residence.

Egypt, Greece ministers tackle combating illegal trafficking in antiquities

Sat, 22 Feb 2020 - 10:25 GMT

Anani said he agreed with Mendoni on exchanging expertise in the field of museum work in light of the forthcoming inauguration of the Graeco-Roman Museum.

Ministry of Antiquities organizes tours for disabled to acquaint them with Cairo history

Thu, 30 Jan 2020 - 01:17 GMT

In statements on Thursday, Kamal said that these tours are organized on the occasion of selecting Cairo as the capital of Islamic culture.

Min. takes needed security measures while transporting artifacts to Tahrir Square

Tue, 31 Dec 2019 - 04:46 GMT

The Ministry of Antiquities currently focuses on restoring and documenting monuments.

Egypt discusses countering antiquities trafficking with China, Greece

Sat, 30 Nov 2019 - 09:16 GMT

Antiquities Minister Khaled al Enani on Friday held separate meetings with the Greek and Chinese ministers of culture on means of boosting cooperation to counter illegal trade and trafficking in antiquities.

Law rewards citizens informing police about antiquities damage

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 - 01:42 GMT

Citizens who inform about any looting, stealing, smuggling or damaging of antiquities will be rewarded according to the Antiquities Protection Law in Egypt.

Restoration of Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexndria to complete in 3 moths

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 - 03:01 GMT

Eliyahu Hanavi is one of the oldest Egyptian synagogues.It was established in 1354, but was desecrated when Napoleon Bonaparte's campaign shelled it to create a French military base in the Ottoman territories.

Restoration work at Magra El-Eyoon project kicks off - Ministry

Thu, 04 Jul 2019 - 04:35 GMT

The Ministry of Antiquities started Thursday working at restoration project of the large wall of Magra El-Eyoon and its surrounding area.

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