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Revue de presse égyptienne compilée régulièrement à partir du Bulletin d’Information Archéologique (BIA) qui paraît sous le double parrainage de l’IFAO et de la chaire « Civilisation pharaonique : archéologie, philologie et histoire » du Collège de France sur le site :

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Revue mise à jour le 27 octobre 2019.

I - Recherches et découvertes archéologiques

II - Restauration, préservation

III - Musées

IV - Expositions archéologiques

V - Thèmes généraux


I - Recherches et découvertes archéologiques

Egypt Independent du 4 oct 19 : Ancient Egyptian artifacts unearthed in Indonesia…

Residents of Ogan Komering Ilir in South Sumatra, Indonesia, have found ancient gold and jewelry artifacts, some of which are Egyptian artifacts dating back to centuries ago, the Jakarta Post news website reported. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 1er oct 19 : 5 Egyptian, American, Spanish archaeological missions launch excavation season…

Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and Head of the Egyptian Archaeological Mission in Luxor Mostafa Waziri announced the launch of the winter excavation season for 2019 in Thebes. Read Full Story…

Divers

Egypt Today du 12 oct 19 : Hawass announces 2 remarkable archaeological discoveries in Luxor…

Renowned archaeologist Zahi Hawass said that the Egyptian expedition which he is heading in Luxor managed to discover two new archaeological discoveries. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 10 oct 19 : New archaeological discovery announced in Luxor…

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has announced a new archaeological discovery in the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Apes on the western mainland of Luxor. Read Full Story…

Kom al-Dika

Al-Ahram Weekly du 18 juil 19 : Decorative ancient mosaic discovered in Alexandria…

The find at Kom El-Dikka confirms the popularity of ornate design between the 1st and 3rd centuries AD in Roman Alexandria. Read Full Story…

Louqsor

Egypt Independent du 10 oct 19 : Eighteenth Dynasty industrial zone discovered in Luxor…

Renowned Egyptian Egyptologist Zahi Hawass announced the unearthing of Egypt’s first industrial zone, which dates back to the 18th Dynasty, in addition to 30 industrial workshops, including workshops for the excavation and cleaning of gold and for coloring pottery. The zone was found in the Valley of the Apes, west of Luxor Governorate. Knitting needles for funerary furniture as well as wood and milling were also found. Read Full Story…

Nécropole al-Assassif

Egypt Independent du 22 oct 19 : Luxor residents launch campaign against transferring coffins to GEM…

Numerous Luxor residents have launched a campaign on social media protesting the Antiquities Ministry’s decision to transfer important artifacts recently discovered in Luxor to the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza. Read Full Story…

Ahram Online du 19 oct 19 : A 3,000-year-old cachette uncovered in Luxor…

Thirty intact, sealed and painted anthropoid coffins of a group of 22nd Dynasty priests and priestesses of Luxor’s deities Amun and Khonsu were unearthed in Asasif necropolis in Luxor. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 19 oct 19 : Anany: Assasif discovery the most important in modern era, coffins to be placed at GEM…

The Egyptian minister of Antiquities Khaled Anany announced that the Assasif discovery is the most important in the modern era. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 19 oct 19 : Rare discovery of 30 coffins at Assasif necropolis in Luxor…

Head of supreme council of Antiquites Mostafa Waziri announced the discovery of the largest cachette located in Assasif necropolis on the west bank of the Nile River in Luxor. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 19 oct 19 : Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry unveils details of Luxor coffin discovery…

Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry on Saturday unveiled details regarding the cache of mummies and pharaonic coffins discovered at Thebes cemetery in the west of Luxor, the first cache of coffins to ever be uncovered by an Egyptian archeological mission. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 16 oct 19 : El-Assasif new discoveries continue to amaze…

Sources at the Ministry of Antiquities revealed that work is still underway to extract the coffins discovered in El-Assasif area in Luxor. Read Full Story…

Ahram Online du 15 oct 19 : Cachette of sealed coffins discovered in necropolis on Luxor’s West Bank…

Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany and secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri embarked on a tour to inspect the newly discovered cachette of intact, sealed coffins at Al-Asasif necropolis on Luxor’s West Bank on Tuesday. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 15 oct 19 : 20 colored pharaoh coffins discovered in Assasif Cemetery: Ministry…

Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anany and Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri inspected on Tuesday colored coffins belonging to pharaohs, discovered by the archaeological mission in the Assasif Cemetery in Luxor’s western mainland, the Ministry of Antiquities said in a statement. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 14 oct 19 : Discovery of coffins, mummies in Luxor’s West Bank…

At the Assasif cemetery in the West Bank of Luxor, the Ministry of Antiquities will announce on October 19, a new discovery of colored coffins and mummies in the West Bank of Luxor. Read Full Story…

Ahram Online du 10 oct 19 : Zahi Hawass announces two archaeological discoveries by his team in Luxor…

Famous Egyptologist Zahi Hawass has announced two new archaeological discoveries made by an Egyptian expedition which he is heading in Luxor. One discovery was in the West Valley, also known as the Valley of the Monkeys, and the other was in the East Valley, which contains the famous pharaonic tombs. Read Full Story…

Plateau de Gîza

Egypt Today du 24 oct 19 : New archaeological discovery to be announced in November…

Sources at the Ministry of Antiquities revealed that Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anani will announce a new discovery in the area of the Pyramids. Read Full Story…

Saqqâra

Egypt Today du 13 oct 19 : Cemetery of the poor discovered south of Saqqara…

British website, The Sun, shed light on a burial cemetery discovered in June south of Saqqara. Described by the website as mysterious, the cemetery is allegedly more than 2,000 years old. Read Full Story…

II - Restauration, préservation

Aqueduc de la Citadelle

Ahram Online du 6 juil 19 : Restoration work at Magra al-‘Uyûn project kicks off : Ministry of Antiquities…

On Thursday, the Ministry of Antiquities started working on a restoration project of the large wall of Magra al-‘Uyûn and its surrounding area. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 4 juil 19 : Restoration work at Magra al-‘Uyûn project kicks off - Ministry…

The Ministry of Antiquities started Thursday working at restoration project of the large wall of Magra al-‘Uyûn and its surrounding area. Read Full Story…

Divers

Egypt Today du 24 oct 19 : Accumulated rain water removed from all archaeological sites…

Head of the Islamic, Coptic and Jewish Antiquities Sector Gamal Mustafa stated that the accumulated rain water in archaeological sites had been removed to ensure safety. Read Full Story…

Al-Ahram Weekly du 17 juil 19 : Large coffin of King Tutankhamun under restoration for first time since 1922…

After restoration work is complete, the coffin will be displayed along with two others of the king at the Grand Egyptian Museum. Read Full Story…

Héliopolis

Al-Ahram Weekly du 13 juin 19 : Heliopolis on show…

An exhibition on the history of the Cairo district of Heliopolis will be shown at the Baron Empain Palace after its restoration has been completed, reports Nevine El-Aref. Read Full Story…

Palais Khadiga

Egypt Today du 27 oct 19 : Director of BA opens Khadija Palace in Helwan after restoration…

Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Mostafa el-Feki, accompanied by Governor of Cairo and MP Ismail Nasr el-Din, officially opened the Princess Khadija Palace in Helwan District in Cairo. Read Full Story…

Pyramide de Djoser

Egypt Independent du 23 oct 19 : Djoser pyramid renovation 95 percent complete at LE90 million cost: Ministry…

Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities has completed 95 percent of renovation works on Djoser’s step pyramid, at a cost of LE90 million ahead of opening it in November, stated the head of the ministry’s Project Sector Wadallah Abu al-Ella on Wednesday. Read Full Story…

Pyramide rhomboïdale

Al-Ahram Weekly du 13 juil 19 : Egypt’s antiquities minister, 40 ambassadors inaugurate restored Senefru’s Bent Pyramid in Dahshur…

The Senefru Bent Pyramid is now open to the public for the first time ever. Read Full Story…

Tombe de Toutankhamon

Egypt Today du 16 oct 19 : Min. of Antiquities visits Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings…

Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Anani visited the tomb of King Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings on the western mainland in Luxor to observe the installation of the king’s quartzite sarcophagus. Read Full Story…

Toutankhamon

Ahram Online du 11 oct 19 : Antiquities ministry looking into putting lid back onto Tutankhamun’s sarcophagus…

The Ministry of Antiquities is considering how to return the lid of Tutankhamun’s quartzite sarcophagus to its original location on top of the sarcophagus inside the boy king’s tomb. Read Full Story…

III - Musées

Divers

Al-Ahram Weekly du 13 juil 19 : Egypt: New museums to open in Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada…

The Ministry of Antiquities has ambitious plans to establish and renovate a number of museums in different governorates this year in order to promote tourism in Egypt, writes Nevine El-Aref. Read Full Story…

Grand Musée Égyptien

Egyptian Streets du 16 oct 19 : Initial GEM Ticket Prices for Egyptians Announced…

According to various local news outlets, the Egyptian Minister of Antiquities has announced the ticket prices for the Grand Egyptian Museum, for Egyptians. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 14 oct 19 : GEM entrance ticket price set at LE30 for Egyptians: minister…

The entrance ticket to the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) for nationals will be LE30, while the inclusive ticket for the entire complex will be LE60, Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anani said on Sunday. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 2 oct 19 : Grand Egyptian Museum receives 331 artifacts, including 42 that belonged to King Tut…

The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) received on Monday 331 artifacts, including 42 artifacts that belonged King Tutankhamun. Many of the artifacts were previously on display at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square. 27 of the transported artifacts belonged to the ruler Khufu; they were removed from the private restoration lab at the pyramids area. Read Full Story…

Musée de Kafr al-Shaykh

Egypt Today du 8 oct 19 : Head of Museums Sector reveals development plan of Kafr el-Sheikh Museum…

Head of the Museums Sector Mo’men Othman visited Kafr el-Sheikh Museum to follow up its latest developments in preparation for its opening in the next few months. Read Full Story…

Musée Égyptien de Tahrîr

Egypt Today du 10 oct 19 : Min. of Antiquities inspects renovation works in Egyptian Museum of Tahrir…

On Oct. 9, the Minister of Antiquities observed the maintenance work held in the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 6 oct 19 : Special display of Queen Meritamen statue in Tahrir’s Egyptian Museum…

The Egyptian Museum in Tahrir displays the upper part of a statue of Queen Meritamen in a special exhibition at the entrance of the museum before the statue leaves for the Hurghada Museum. Read Full Story…

Musée Naguib Mahfouz

Al-Ahram Weekly du 20 juil 19 : Naguib Mahfouz Museum opens in Old Cairo…

The long-awaited museum commemorating Egypt’s Nobel laureate for literature Naguib Mahfouz has now been inaugurated. Read Full Story…

Al-Ahram Weekly du 15 juil 19 : Egypt opens Naguib Mahfouz Museum…

The museum was inaugurated on Sunday, 13 years after the death of Mahfouz. Read Full Story…

Sarcophage de Nedjemankh

Egypt Today du 1er oct 19 : Goldberg: ’We are very glad to see this important piece of Egypt’s cultural heritage back in Egypt’…

Today, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger joined Minister of Antiquities Khaled Al-Anany at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization to welcome the return of the Coffin of Nedjemankh. Read Full Story…

IV - Expositions archéologiques

Egypt Independent du 3 oct 19 : Egyptian antiquities official to inaugurate archaeology exhibition in the US…

Egypt’s Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri has headed to California of the United States to inaugurate the Sunken Archaeology Exhibition titled “Sunken Cities: The Enchanting World of Egypt”. The inauguration will happen October 5 in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 2 oct 19 : California hosts exhibition of sunken Egyptian artifacts…

An exhibition of sunken Egyptian antiquities dating back to different historical periods will launch in California on October 5. Read Full Story…

Reines de l’Égypte

Al-Ahram Hebdo du 12 juin 19 : Ces reines influentes…

Néfertiti, Hatchepsout, Cléopâtre... L’histoire de ces reines de l’Égypte ancienne est à découvrir au Musée National Geographic, à Washington aux États-Unis. L’exposition « Reines de l’Égypte » permet de comprendre l’importance de leur rôle politique, parfois méconnu. Lire la suite…

Sarcophage de Nedjemankh

Ahram Online du 1er oct 19 : Coffin of ancient Egyptian priest Nedjemankh on display for first time in Egypt after repatriation from US…

The golden coffin of ancient Egyptian priest Nedjemankh, which was recently repatriated from the United States, has been put on display for the first time in Egypt at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation (NMEC). Read Full Story…

Toutankhamon

Egypt Today du 25 oct 19 : Tutankhamun exhibition to launch in London Nov.1…

The temporary exhibition of King Tutankhamun entitled "Tutankhamun ... Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" will move to the British capital, London, in November 1, in its third stop after Paris and Los Angeles.Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 8 oct 19 : King Tut exhibition set to kick off in London next week…

London’s Saatchi Gallery is preparing to host an exquisite collection of the ancient Egyptian King Tutankhamun’s belongings, set to be exhibited starting November 2 under the title “Treasures of The Golden Pharaoh” presented by Viking Cruises, the UK’s Daily Mail reported. Read Full Story…

V - Thèmes généraux

Egypt Independent du 25 oct 19 : Sound and light shows to be held in Chinese at Philae, Abu Simbel…

Misr for Sound and Light Holding Company for tourism and hotels announced that it will stage light and sound shows in Chinese language at Philae and Abu Simbel, making Chinese one of the main languages of the show along with eight other languages. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 21 oct 19 : Oxford professor allegedly sells more than 11 Egyptian papyrus scrolls to billionaire…

A professor at Oxford University has been accused of selling more than 11 Egyptian papyrus scrolls from an ancient Bible to an American billionaire. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 7 oct 19 : Police arrests gang in possession of pharaonic figurines, sarcophagus…

Egypt’s Interior Ministry forces arrested members of a gang including 22 suspects specialized in illegal excavations of antiquities. The suspects possessed 193 ushabti figurines and a sarcophagus. Read Full Story…

Christie’s Auction

Ahram Online du 9 juil 19 : Egypt asks British govt for cooperation to prevent export from Britain of Egyptian artefacts sold by Christies…

In an urgent meeting held on Monday night to discuss measures to be taken after the sale of Egyptian artefacts in the London-based Christie’s Auction House last week against Egypt’s request to stop such sale, Egypt’s National Committee for Antiquities Repatriation (NCAR) said it would ask the British government for more cooperation in preventing the export of these artefacts from Britain before documentation of ownership of these artefacts is made available to Egypt. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 8 juil 19 : Egypt to file a lawsuit to get back Tutankhamun bust…

Egypt asked Britain to prevent Tutankhamun bust from getting out of Britain because Egypt will file a lawsuit to get back the golden king bust. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 5 juil 19 : Violating all the international archaeological rules: Christie’s sells Tutankhamun bust at £ 4.7 M…

Egyptian Tutankhamun bust was sold at £ 4.7 million in Christie’s Auction House on Thursday, July 4 a matter that angered the global archaeological community. Read Full Story…

Divers

Egypt Today du 27 oct 19 : Afro-Chinese Arts & Folklore Festival kicks off on Oct. 27…

The opening of the fourth Afro-Chinese Arts & Folklore Festival launched on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in Philae Temple in celebration of naming Aswan the capital of African youth. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 24 oct 19 : Waziri: Karnak Temple unharmed by fire…

Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri affirmed that the fire that broke out in the cafeteria in front of the Visitors Center of Karnak Temple did not result in casualties or damages. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 23 oct 19 : Anani attends inaugural ceremony of new Japanese emperor…

On behalf of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anani participated in the inaugural ceremony of the new Japanese emperor. Some 423 leaders and ambassadors of 191 countries, as well as1,600 senior Japanese officials attended the ceremony. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 9 juil 19 : Mixture of Egyptian cultures in Heritage Month in Canada: Sab’awi…

Egypt’s Sherif Sab’awi, a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in Canada, said that the celebration of the Egyptian Civilization and Heritage month in July will witness a mixture of Egyptian cultures and arts. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 6 juil 19 : Photographing for free in all the Egyptian museums starting August 1…

The Ministry of Antiquities announced that the visitors of the Egyptian museums and archaeological sites will be allowed to take photos using cell phones for free starting from August 1. Read Full Story…

Al-Ahram Weekly du 13 juin 19 : The king and the Pharaohs…

Zahi Hawass accompanies the Belgian royal family on a memorable trip to Egypt. Read Full Story…

Opéra Aida

Egypt Independent du 26 oct 19 : After 22 years halt, Opera Aida finally returns to Luxor’s Hatshepsut Temple…

Luxor witnessed the return of Verdi’s Opera Aida on Saturday after 22 years of absence, an event greatly awaited by opera enthusiasts from around the world, at the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 21 oct 19 : ’Opera Aida’ to stage in Luxor on Oct. 26, 27…

Luxor is five days away from the return of "Opera Aida" after a hiatus of more than two decades. The event will be held at Hatshepsut Temple on Oct. 26 and 27. Read Full Story…

Pillages archéologiques

Al-Ahram Weekly du 15 juil 19 : Egypt: Stopping the trade in our monuments…

Measures to preserve Egypt’s right to control the sale of ancient Egyptian antiquities abroad are at last being taken following the sale of an ancient head in London. Read Full Story…

Restitutions archéologiques

Al-Ahram Weekly du 13 juin 19 : Stopping the sale of Tutankhamun…

Egypt is seeking to stop the sale of a quartzite head thought to be of the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun at Christie’s auctioneers in London, reports Nevine El-Aref. Read Full Story…

Sarcophage de Nedjemankh

Egypt Today du 1er oct 19 : Egypt retrieves Nedjemankh’s golden sarcophagus from USA…

The Ministry of Antiquities displayed the golden sarcophagus of the Pharaonic priest, Nedjemankh, upon its retrieval from the United States. The golden sarcophagus was illegally smuggled out of the country during the 2011 unrest, and was sold through forged documents to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for $4 million. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 1er oct 19 : Early investigations reveal Nedjemankh coffin stolen during January 25 aftermath: Ministry…

Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry on Tuesday revealed details on the recovery of the golden sarcophagus of the priest Nedjemankh from the US, which had been stolen in the aftermath of the January 25 revolution. Read Full Story…