Showing posts with label Antiquities. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Antiquities. Show all posts

Monday, May 23, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Egypt: Eight museum employees to face trial for botched restoration of King Tutankhamun mask

Prosecutors referred for trial on Saturday eight Egyptian Museum employees charged with negligence in relation to the botched restoration of King Tutankhamun's gold death mask in 2014.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Germany offers €50,000 grant to help restore Tutankhamun's mask

The German government has offered Egypt a grant of €50,000 towards the restoration of Tutankhamun's golden mask, antiquities minister Mamdouh Edamaty said on Tuesday.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Could Egypt recover the statue of Sekhemka?

Egypt's antiquities minister Mamdouh Eldamaty launched on Saturday a fund raising campaign to re-buy the 4500-year-old ancient Egyptian statue of Sekhemka, which was sold by a UK museum.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Egypt: Two engraved reliefs unearthed on Red Sea coastline. (at the Ptolemaic royal port of Queen Berenice)

During excavation works carried out by a Polish archaeological mission of Warsaw University at Berenice Port on the Red Sea coast, two engraved stony reliefs as well as coffins from different historic eras were unearthed.

Monday, July 20, 2015

France returns 32 cultural relics to Chinese museum

Thirty-two gold ornaments stolen from ancient Chinese tombs and held by French collectors were formally handed over to northwest China's Gansu Provincial Museum on Monday.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Egypt: Restoration of Tutankhamun's funerary mask to start in August

Beginning in August, visitors of Tutankhamun's galleries at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir will not be able to admire the king's distinguished gold funerary mask which will leave its original display for intensive restoration to repair the improper restoration carried out recently.

ISIS destroys mausoleums in Syria’s Palmyra

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) destroyed two ancient Muslim mausoleums in the historic Syrian city of Palmyra, the country's antiquities director said Tuesday, according to Agence France-Presse.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Egypt suicide bomber targets Luxor temple

A suicide bomber blew himself up near Egypt's ancient Karnak temple in the southern city of Luxor on Wednesday, security sources said, a possible sign that militants are shifting focus to target the country's economic recovery.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Two curators arrested in Egypt for forging antiquities

Two curators from the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation (NMEC) were arrested on Tuesday for forging artefacts stored in the museum's galleries.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Attempt to smuggle Islamic artefacts to the United States foiled in Egypt's Damietta (Cairo)

Egypt's Antiquities and Tourism Police foiled an attempt to smuggle a collection of 135 artefacts that date back to the Mohamed Ali Pasha era before they left the country from Damietta port en route to the United States.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.