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Egyptian Museum in Tahrir on preliminary list of World Heritage Sites

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 - 02:55 GMT

The World Heritage Committee of the United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has included the Egyptian Museum in its tentative list of World Heritage sites.

UNESCO’s Director-General visits Alexandria on April 4

Mon, 05 Apr 2021 - 12:29 GMT

The visit included a quick tour, during which the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, the Governor of Alexandria and the Director-General of UNESCO checked out a number of archaeological and tourist sites in the city.

UNESCO Director-General visits historic Cairo, Saqqara, the Giza pyramids

Mon, 05 Apr 2021 - 07:36 GMT

UNESCO Director-General visits historic Cairo, Saqqara and Giza pyramids.

President Sisi commends UNESCO support for Egypt

Sun, 04 Apr 2021 - 06:19 GMT

The President also affirmed that the State has followed a balanced path in this respect between development efforts and the preservation of the value and integrity of the unique archaeological sites, including the development of all historical areas in Cairo.

World celebrates World Poetry Day on March 21

Sun, 21 Mar 2021 - 02:49 GMT

Poetry is one of the forms of expression and a manifestation of linguistic and cultural identity. Since ancient times, all continents, with their different cultures, have known poetry.

Abu Simbel Temples safe after minor earthquake hits area 48 km northwest of Abu Simbel City

Thu, 11 Mar 2021 - 02:09 GMT

On March 11, the stations of the National Seismological Network of the National Institute for Astronomical Research recorded an earthquake 48 km northwest of Abu Simbel city, without affecting the archaeological area.

Memory of the day:- Campaign to save monuments of Nubia completed in 1980

Wed, 10 Mar 2021 - 12:31 GMT

March 10 in the year 1980 marks the successful completion of what is considered UNESCO’s largest and most important archaeological rescue operations in history. It is the campaign to save the monuments of Nubia.

World celebrates International Mother Language Day on Feb. 21

Sun, 21 Feb 2021 - 03:34 GMT

It is the annual celebration that takes place worldwide to enhance awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.

50% discount on publications of Egypt’s National Library & Archives in celebration of World Arabic Language Day

Thu, 17 Dec 2020 - 02:32 GMT

The General Authority of Egypt’s National Library & Archives announced a 50 percent discount on the authority’s publications on December 20, 21, on the occasion of celebrating the World Arabic Language Day.

UNESCO includes Egyptian manual textile industry in Upper Egypt in list of intangible cultural heritage sites in need of urgent preservation

Wed, 16 Dec 2020 - 02:58 GMT

On December 16, UNESCO included the Egyptian manual textile industry of the Upper Egypt region in the list of intangible cultural heritage sites in need of urgent preservation.

Development of Hassan Fathy Village, a global project to serve the historical cultural heritage in Luxor

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 - 01:36 GMT

UNESCO handles the development process, providing US$750,000 dollars to support the restoration work.

Egypt’s Min. of Culture receives UNESCO registration certificate of date palm

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 - 01:39 GMT

Abdel Dayem: Continuing efforts to preserve the cultural legacy that characterizes the Arab community.

For the 1st time in Egypt: Establishing a central unit to safeguard intangible heritage

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 - 03:50 GMT

Egypt’s Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem chaired the organizational meeting of the Supreme Committee for Intangible Cultural Heritage to lay down general frameworks for its work and to implement its national strategy.

Coronavirus poses existential threat to some of world's museums: UNESCO

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 - 11:51 GMT

The coronavirus lockdowns have hit the world’s museums very hard and more than 10 percent may never reopen while others will have to put new projects on hold, the United Nations’ cultural body UNESCO said.

Egypt’s min. of tourism & antiquities embarks on an inspecting tour in NMEC

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 - 03:12 GMT

Egypt’s Minister of Tourism & Antiquities Khaled el-Anani inspected the latest developments in the central exhibition hall of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat.

UNESCO chooses Egyptian Museum in Tahrir as the most influential museum in Africa

Fri, 22 May 2020 - 03:56 GMT

UNESCO chooses Egyptian Museum in Tahrir as the most influential museum in Africa because the official Twitter account of the Egyptian Museum claimed the second rank as the most influential Twitter official account for an African museum.

UNESCO praises Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities e-initiative #ExploreEgyptFromHome

Sun, 19 Apr 2020 - 03:29 GMT

On Sunday, UNESCO praised in a tweet the Egyptian initiative, describing it as an important means to contribute to protecting the well-being of citizens.

Egypt applies for 8th world heritage site with Natrun Valley

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 - 08:00 GMT

For the first time in 17 years, Egypt has applied the Natrun Valley monastery complex to the UNESCO World Heritage List in hopes it becomes the eighth site of the country's.

Al Khalifa condemns the transfer of the sphinxes from Karnak Temple to Tahrir square

Sat, 04 Jan 2020 - 12:37 GMT

Chair of the Arab Regional Center for World Heritage, Shaikha Mai bint Mohammad Al Khalifa, has condemned the transfer of the four sphinxes from Luxor’s Karnak Temple will be placed in Tahrir Square.

World celebrates International Day of Arabic Language on Dec. 18

Wed, 18 Dec 2019 - 01:00 GMT

It was decided to celebrate this day after a proposal was submitted by Morocco and Saudi Arabia during the 190th session of the UNESCO Executive Council.

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