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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 30 décembre 2022.

I - Recherches et découvertes archéologiques

II - Restauration, préservation

III - Musées

IV - Expositions archéologiques

V - Thèmes généraux


I - Recherches et découvertes archéologiques

Egypt Independent du 30 déc. 22 : Egyptian archaeological discoveries, recovered antiquities in 2022…

Day after day, Egypt stuns the world with new archaeological discoveries.

Egypt is exemplifying its ability to retain many secrets of history and that its land is still full of antiquities and wonders of civilization.

The year 2022 was marked by many distinguished archaeological discoveries. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 26 déc. 22 : Climate change threatens Sphinx and Giza pyramids…

Day after day, the importance of confronting climate change issues is increasing as apparent damage can affect everything.

This doesn’t only apply to the rising or falling weather temperatures or sea levels but there is also constant threat of the disappearance of entire landmarks and cities: including the pyramids and Sphinx. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 24 déc. 22 : Most important discoveries of 2022 include King Tutankhamun’s meteor dagger…

Despite the pandemic that swept the globe, scientists have continued made archaeological discoveries that ranged from shipwrecks, bones, and pieces of art, some dating back centuries and others dating back thousands of years. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 20 déc. 22 : Several tombs discovered in ruins of Tell Al-Deir Necropolis in New Damietta…

The Egyptian archaeological mission, affiliated with the Supreme Council of Antiquities working at Tell Al-Deir ruins in New Damietta, succeeded in discovering 20 tombs dating back to the Late Kingdom, while completing the excavation work at the site. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 20 déc. 22 : Tombs discovered in ruins of Tell al-Deir in new city of Damietta…

The Egyptian archaeological mission affiliated with the Supreme Council of Antiquities have been working at Tell al-Deir ruins in the new city of Damietta. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 25 nov. 22 : Mummies with golden tongues discovered in Quesna…

The Egyptian archaeological mission of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, working in the Quesna archaeological cemetery in Monufiya Governorate uncovered an extension of the archaeological Quesna cemetery.

This includes ancient tombs dating back to different periods of ancient time. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 24 nov. 22 : Ancient Egyptian motifs discovered at a 2,700-year-old site in Spain…

Archaeologists discovered an artifact that personified an ancient Egyptian goddess at a site dating back 2,700 years in Spain. Read Full Story…

Ahram Online du 24 nov. 22 : Egyptian mission unearths mummies with golden tongues in Quweisna necropolis…

An Egyptian archaeological mission has unearthed a new part of the Quweisna necropolis in Menoufiya governorate that is replete in mummies with golden tongues. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 23 nov. 22 : Ancient Egyptian motifs discovered at a 2,700-year-old site in Spain…

It is believed that the ancient Egyptians used mummification as a way to preserve the body after death.

However, a new exhibition in England indicates that this was not the goal, and that the elaborate burial technique was a way to guide the deceased towards the afterlife.

Researchers from the Manchester Museum at the University of Manchester in England highlight the "Golden Mummies of Egypt" exhibition, which opens early 2023, and discuss this new understanding of the intended purpose of mummification. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 23 nov. 22 : Pyramid of Queen Neith, the discovery that re-writes history…

A number of activists shared a picture of renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass, announcing a new archaeological discovery in ancient Saqqara in Giza that rewrites history.

A team of archaeologists discovered the pyramid of an "unknown" Egyptian queen, and a cache of 300 coffins and more than 100 mummies just 20 miles south of Cairo. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 21 nov. 22 : British couple finds rare coins under floorboards of their home…

A British couple found a number of rare coins under the floorboards in their home, as they found a glass the size of a soda can that was shockingly full of coins dating between 1610 and 1727. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 17 nov. 22 : Remains of pillars hall of Bhutto Temple unearthed in Kafr el-Sheikh…

The Egyptian archaeological mission of the Supreme Council of Antiquities working at the Temple of Tel al-Fara’in (Bhutto) in the Kafr el-Sheikh Governorate, excavated the remains of a pillared hall, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced in a statement. Read Full Story…

Ahram Online du 17 nov. 22 : Egyptian mission uncovers remains of colonnades hall of 26th Dynasty Butu Temple…

Remains of the colonnades hall of Butu Temple were uncovered during excavations carried out by an Egyptian archaeological mission at Tel Al-Farayeen, Kafr El-Sheikh in the northern Nile Delta. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 16 nov. 22 : Medical papyri of ancient Egypt reveal astonishing facts…

Ancient Egyptians could perform highly sophisticated medical practices that confirm their advancement in medicine.

There are 13 medical papyrus manuscripts from the era of the Pharaohs that give an accurate description of the pathological conditions, as well as some prescriptions and drugs for treatment. Also, the famous Kahun Papyri mentions topics of veterinary treatment. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 16 nov. 22 : A modern theory reveals why Pharaohs mummified their dead and its not what you expect…

The mummification process of mummies, which Egyptian and international scholars have always attributed the procedure as an attempt to preserve bodies for the afterlife, is now nit seen as the motive behind this complex process, according to a modern British theory. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 14 nov. 22 : Egyptian amulet discovered in Roman-era ruins in Turkey…

Archaeologists excavating the ruins of the Roman era in the ancient city of Amasra [Amastris] in Turkey have unearthed a strange discovery of a seal on an Egyptian amulet depicting the shape of a pyramid with hieroglyphs and ancient Egyptian symbols engraved on it, providing an element of mystery and suspense surrounding the discovery. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 13 nov. 22 : Ancient burial sites in Egypt reveal tattooed mummies…

Ancient burial sites in Egypt revealed tattooed mummies, mostly of females.

The discovery of new tattooed mummies at the site of the New Kingdom at Deir el-Medina (1550 BC to 1070 BC) has shed more light on the type of tattoo particularly found on female mummies. The tattoo designs found on both mummies and clay figurines are likely related to the ancient Egyptian deity Bes, who protected women and children during childbirth. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 13 nov. 22 : Did ancient Egyptians use anesthesia in their medical practices?…

Medicine in ancient Egypt was so advanced that many of the ancient Egyptians’ common observations and procedures were not surpassed in the West for several centuries after the fall of Rome. Their practices taught Greek and Roman medicine. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 10 nov. 22 : Newly discovered tunnel may lead to Queen Cleopatra’s tomb soon…

A number of archaeologists excavating an ancient temple west of Alexandria have discovered a wide tunnel under the temple, which is believed to lead to where Queen Cleopatra was buried. Read Full Story…

Al-Monitor du 10 nov. 22 : Archaeologists in Egypt discover tunnel that may lead to Cleopatra’s tomb…

The Dominican-Egyptian archaeological mission of the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo has unearthed a tunnel carved 13 meters below the surface of the earth in the area of the Temple of Taposiris Magna, west of Alexandria. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 9 nov. 22 : Italian archaeologists discover "exceptional" bronze statues in Tuscany…

Archaeologists in Italy describe the discovery of more than two dozen bronze statues preserved in the muddy waters of Tuscany as "very significant" and "exceptional" for their age and condition. Read Full Story…

Al-Monitor du 9 nov. 22 : Researchers hunt monkeypox in mummified Egyptian animals…

correspondence published Oct. 25 by The Lancet Microbe, a journal that publishes research on clinically relevant microbes at all scales, researchers from Upstate Medical University of New York and Aswan University in Egypt called for tracking the history of the monkeypox virus in ancient Egyptian animal mummies. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 6 nov. 22 : What did Tutankhamun look like?…

One hundred years ago, an archaeological team led by Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun and revealed many "wonderful objects" from ancient Egypt, including the mummy of the Boy King.

These discoveries provided a wealth of information on Tutankhamun, who ascended the throne at 9 years old and died when he was 19. Read Full Story…

Al-Ahram Hebdo du 6 nov. 22 : Toutankhamon en 3D…

Des scientifiques ont essayé de reconstruire le visage de Toutankhamon obtenant une image a priori très proche de la réalité de ce pharaon légendaire. Lire la suite…

Ahram Online du 3 nov. 22 : Ancient Greek-replica monumental tunnel-aqueduct system discovered west of Alexandria…

The Dominican-Egyptian expedition led by Kathleen Martinez unearthed a monumental tunnel-aqueduct system and various royal busts and statues, potentially dating to the Graeco-Roman period, near the Ptolemaic-period Taposiris Magna temple in Borg El-Arab, west of the city of Alexandria on the Mediterranean. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 27 oct. 22 : Only in Egypt: Scientists discover oldest lost star catalog in St. Catherine’s Monastery…

The library of St. Catherine’s Monastery continues to supply the world with many discoveries. The manuscripts in the library that have recently undergone digital processing reveal secrets dating back to ancient times. New evidence of the reliability of the lost Star Catalog of the ancient Greek astronomer Hipparchus has emerged thanks to multispectral imaging of the Codex of Tyros and subsequent decipherment of the Codex of St. Catherine’s Monastery, which is hundreds of years old and allows major progress to be made in rebuilding the catalog of Hipparchus, according to a British study led by the British astronomy expert Peter Williams. Read Full Story…

Al-Monitor du 27 oct. 22 : ’Strange’ tomb of falcons discovered in ancient Egyptian seaport…

A joint research team from the Spanish University of Barcelona, the Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology and the American University of Delaware have recently discovered a "Falcon Shrine" in the ancient Egyptian seaport of Berenike on the western shore of the Red Sea. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 25 oct. 22 : 10,500-year-old cremated human bone remains discovered in Germany…

Archaeologists excavating a Stone Age camp site in northern Germany have discovered 10,500-year-old cremated human bones.

These bones date back to the Middle Stone Age, making it the oldest human remains found so far in northern Germany. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 25 oct. 22 : Archaeologists restoring ISIS damage in Iraq discover Assyrian reliefs unseen for millennia…

Archaeologists in northern Iraq have uncovered some extraordinary Assyrian rock carvings dating back around 2,700 years.

The discovery was made in Nineveh, east of Mosul, by a joint US-Iraqi excavation team completing reconstruction work on the Mashki Gate, which ISIS militants destroyed in 2016. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 16 oct. 22 : Ancient Egyptians established 1st zoo 6,000 years ago…

Ancient Egypt has always attracted the attention of archaeologists and historians until researchers discovered the advanced society that the pharaohs formed thousands of years ago.

British Egyptologist William Matthew Flinders Petrie has been called the "Father of Egyptian Archeology". He was the first to introduce archeology techniques to Egypt in the mid-1880s, and thanks to his work, researchers were able to learn a lot about what life was like for the ancient Egyptians. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 5 oct. 22 : Excavation training program leads to discovery of Ptolemaic-era cemetery in Sohag…

Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri stated that participants of the "Training School for Excavation Works in Al-Diyabat, Sohag” succeeded in uncovering a tomb dating back to the Ptolemaic era. Read Full Story…

Al-Monitor du 5 oct. 22 : Monumental synagogue emerges from ancient ruins in Turkey…

A museum in western Turkey will soon exhibit artifacts from the largest known synagogue of the ancient world, uncovered fully after six decades of American-led excavations at what was once the seat of power of the fabulously rich King Croesus. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 4 oct. 22 : Greek ceramic figurines reveal secret of ceramic industry in sixth century BC…

Archaeologists discovered unique ancient Greek ceramic figurines along with a 2,500-year-old type of water basin used in ancient rituals during excavations in the ancient Greek city of Klazomenai, which was a center for the production of ceramics in the Izmir region. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 4 oct. 22 : International praise for discovery of sarcophagus of Ramses II’s chief treasury…

Archaeologists unearthed a wonderful ancient Egyptian sarcophagus from the depths of the sand near Cairo in what has been described as a "dream discovery" of great significance. Read Full Story…

Al-Monitor du 2 oct. 22 : Egyptian archaeologists uncover ancient inscriptions in Temple of Esna…

The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced Sept. 22 that the joint Egyptian-German archaeological mission working on the Temple of Esna in Luxor governorate (south Egypt) has restored several inscriptions, drawings and colors in the temple’s ceiling. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 12 sept. 22 : Egyptian archaeological mission uncovered a cache containing number of coins from different historical periods of Islamic era in Esna…

The Egyptian archaeological mission of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, working in Esna, uncovered a cache containing a number of coins. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 11 sept. 22 : The 6th season of the excavations of Egyptian archaeological mission in Saqqara kicks off…

The Egyptian archaeological mission resumed the work of its sixth excavation season in the Saqqara antiquities area on Saturday which resulted in the discovery of a group of pottery vessels bearing inscriptions in the ancient Egyptian language in the form of demotic lines. Read Full Story…

Al-Ahram Hebdo du 7 sept. 22 : Assassif-Sud révèle ses secrets…

La mission des tombes d’Assassif-Sud a découvert des dizaines de fragments qui décorent la tombe thébaine du prêtre Karakhamon, ouvrant la voie à la reconstruction de sa deuxième salle à piliers. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 5 sept. 22 : Mysterious ancient language discovered in Iran in 1903 decoded…

Linguists have been trying to decipher and translate a mysterious type of ancient language known as Linear Elamite for more than 100 years.

This writing system was used by people who lived in southern Iran between 2300 and 1800 BC. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 4 sept. 22 : Remains of female ’vampire’ discovered in Poland…

Archaeologists in Poland have found the remains of a female "vampire" pinned to the ground with a scythe through her throat to prevent her from returning from death, during archaeological work in a 17th century cemetery in a Polish village. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 4 sept. 22 : Home renovation in northern England reveals rare set of gold coins…

A home renovation in northern England has revealed a rare set of gold coins that could be worth up to £250,000 when they are auctioned next month.

The find is one of the largest hoards of 18th-century English gold coins unearthed in Britain, according to Spink & Son auctions, according to CNN. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 3 sept. 22 : French study reveals secret behind the pyramids…

The Pyramids of Giza are one of the most famous monuments in human history, with a construction that continues to boggle human minds across centuries.

Even after nearly 4,500 years archaeologists have not been able to determine all the technical aspects surrounding the construction of the pyramids. Many questions remain about how the Pharaonic civilization built these huge edifices, despite their lack of technical means as we know today. Read Full Story…

II - Restauration, préservation

Al-Monitor du 21 nov. 22 : Egypt restores Great Hypostyle Hall in Karnak Temple…

The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is restoring the Great Hypostyle Hall in the Karnak Temple complex in Luxor, with the aim to reveal the original colors of the Pharaonic inscriptions. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 23 oct. 22 : Electric vehicles start operating in Abu Simbel…

The archaeological area in Abu Simbel witnessed the start of operation of a number of environmentally friendly electric cars to transport Egyptian visitors and tourists inside the archaeological area. Read Full Story…

Al-Monitor du 3 oct. 22 : Egypt set to open Ben Ezra Synagogue…

The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced Sept. 23 its plan to open the ancient Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo soon, after completing about 95% of restoration works. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 12 sept. 22 : Electric bus system, 7 integrated service stations begin operating at pyramids…

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Ahmed Issa, and Managing Director and CEO of Orascom Investment Holding, Naguib Sawiris, witnessed the witnessed the trial operation for the electric bus system and seven main visitor stations equipped with integrated services for visitors, a parking lot for cars and buses for the visitor center at the Giza Pyramids area. Read Full Story…

Al-Monitor du 4 sept. 22 : Egypt restores ancient shrine of Amun-Ra…

A team of restorers and archaeologists from the Egyptian state-owned Supreme Council of Antiquities has recently completed restoration work on the shrine of the ancient deity Amun-Ra, one of the seven chapels in the Temple of Seti I in Abydos in southern Egypt’s Sohag governorate. Read Full Story…

III - Musées

Egypt Today du 24 déc. 22 : Egypt’s Grand Egyptian Museum hosts the 1st Lego League with the participation of more than 400 students…

More than 400 students from 9 Egyptian governorates let their imaginations run wild and participated in the first Lego League Discover Championship at the Grand Egyptian Museum. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 19 déc. 22 : Egypt’s marimba player Nesma Abdel Aziz performs in NMEC…

The Grand Theater of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat hosted a musical celebration for the famous Egyptian marimba player Nesma Abdel Aziz. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 19 déc. 22 : Grand Egyptian Museum opens its doors to first public event on January 20…

Egyptian soprano Fatma Said is preparing to cooperate with Maestro Nader Abbassi, conductor of the Philharmonic Union Orchestra for a huge public concert, the first of its kind, on January 20, 2023 at the Grand Egyptian Museum. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 23 nov. 22 : The Egyptian Museum receives visitors for free on Wednesday…

On Wednesday, November 23, the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square will be expecting visitors free of charge.

This is to commemorate and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 22 nov. 22 : Tutankhamun’s room in Egyptian Museum in Tahrir now exhibits Tanis Collection…

The Egyptian Museum in Tahrir is one of the largest international museums, as it includes the largest collection of antiquities of ancient Egypt.

It contains more than 50,000 pharaonic antiquities, in addition to thousands of antiquities in its stores.

Recently, the room in the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir that was once designated to house Tutankhamun’s antiques was renovated to display the holdings of the Tanis Collection, as Tutankhamun’s treasures were transferred to the Grand Egyptian Museum expected to be officially inaugurated soon. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 20 nov. 22 : Queen Sofia de Grecia visits National Museum of Egyptian Civilization…

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization received Queen Sofia de Grecia of Spain and her accompanying delegation. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 17 nov. 22 : Grand Egyptian Museum announces the start of hosting limited events, group visits…

The Grand Egyptian Museum announced that it will start hosting some special events and activities and receive limited group visits in some sections and areas inside the museum, as part of launching the trial operation period. The date of the official launching will be announced later. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 16 nov. 22 : Grand Egyptian Museum partially opened for group visits…

The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), which is being established only two kilometers from the pyramids of Giza, will start hosting some special events and activities.

This invitations will be for a limited number of visitors, whether foreigners or Egyptians, can take part. Read Full Story…

Ahram Online du 16 nov. 22 : Grand Egyptian Museum to host events and group visits in a test phase…

The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) will host limited events and group visits to some areas in the GEM complex to test site readiness and the visitor experience ahead of an operational trial phase that will be announced in due course. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 13 nov. 22 : Harvard University Museum apologizes for 80-Year-Old practices against Native Americans…

The Harvard University Museum apologized for "complicity" against indigenous peoples and will return hair clips of nearly 700 Native American children forced to attend US boarding schools in the 1930s. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 4 nov. 22 : A celebration of museums: 100th anniversary of Tutankhamun’s tomb discovery…

On Friday, the Museums Sector of the Supreme Council of Antiquities celebrated the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of the Golden Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 2 nov. 22 : Library of Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art re-opens on Nov. 4…

On November 4, the Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art will inaugurate the museum’s library after completing its development work. The museum will also hold a series of events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of discovering Tutankhamun’s tomb. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 1er nov. 22 : Sharm El-Sheikh Museum, Kafr El-Sheikh Museum celebrate their 2nd opening anniversary…

On October 31, the Museums Sector of the Supreme Council of Antiquities celebrated the second opening anniversary of Sharm El-Sheikh Museum in South Sinai Governorate and Kafr El-Sheikh Museum in Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate. Both museums received their visitors free of charge. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 1er nov. 22 : Two permanent exhibition halls open in Royal Chariots Museum…

To celebrate the second anniversary of the Royal Chariots Museum’s opening, which falls annually on October 31, Head of the Museums Sector at the Supreme Council of Antiquities Moamen Othman opened two permanent exhibition halls that house many distinguished artifacts. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 5 oct. 22 : National Museum of Egyptian Civilization receives delegation from German Friedrich Ebert Foundation…

As part of a series of official visits to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, CEO of the Museum’s Authority Ahmed Ghoneim received President of the German Friedrich Ebert Foundation and former President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, at the head of a delegation from the foundation on the sidelines of their current visit to Egypt. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 14 sept. 22 : Grand Egyptian Museum wins the Green Building award from Environment & Development Forum…

The Grand Egyptian Museum won the Green Building award for the best project in the field of green construction from the "Environment and Development Forum: The Road to Sharm El-Sheikh Climate Change Conference 27". Read Full Story…

NMEC

Egypt Independent du 13 sept. 22 : Egypt to display replica of Rosetta Stone for the first time at NMEC on 200th anniversary of discovery…

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in Fustat is organizing different events to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Rosetta Stone’s discovery on September 27, which led to deciphering ancient Egyptian writing and the emergence of Egyptology. Read Full Story…

IV - Expositions archéologiques

Egypt Independent du 29 déc. 22 : ‘Gifts and a Story’ archaeological exhibition held at Coptic Museum to celebrate Christmas…

Under the title “Gifts and a Story,” the Coptic Museum celebrated New Year’s Eve and Christmas with the opening of a temporary archaeological exhibition. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 25 déc. 22 : Prince Muhammad Ali Palace Museum hosts a month-long exhibition titled ‘Archaeological Ports & Belongings of the Alawite Dynasty’…

The Prince Muhammad Ali Palace Museum in Manial, in cooperation with the General Department of Archaeological Ports at the Supreme Council of Antiquities, is holding a month-long exhibition titled "Archaeological Ports and Belongings of the Alawite Dynasty". Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 16 nov. 22 : Special exhibition on Chinese civilization to be held in Mohammad Ali Palace on Nov. 17…

The Palace of Prince Mohammad Ali in Manial is hosting the opening of the “Celadon Exhibition - Green Ceramics - Zhejiang and Chinese Civilization” on November 17 at 12 pm. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 7 nov. 22 : Sharm el-Sheikh Museum organizes archaeological exhibition on sidelines of COP27…

Under the title “Egypt and its Environmental Legacy”, Sharm El-Sheikh Museum in South Sinai will organize a temporary archaeological exhibition Tuesday, 8 November, on the sidelines of the city’s hosting of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP27). Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 16 oct. 22 : British Museum launches immersive exhibition on Egypt’s Rosetta Stone…

For centuries, life in ancient Egypt has been a mystery.

Some discoveries played a significant role in solving that mystery, including the discovery of the Rosetta Stone. The British Museum launched an exhibition displaying the Rosetta Stone that runs until 2023. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 15 sept. 22 : Director of NMEC, Ambassador of Spain inaugurate ‘Inspection Trips to Archaeological Sites in Upper Egypt & the Edward Toda Archive’ exhibition…

Director of National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) and the Ambassador of Spain in Cairo inaugurated an exhibition of archival photos entitled “Inspection Trips to Archaeological Sites in Upper Egypt and the Edward Toda Archive”. Read Full Story…

V - Thèmes généraux

Egypt Today du 28 déc. 22 : Egypt recovered 80 artifacts from France, England, US, Uruguay…

In a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, at the ministry’s headquarters in Zamalek, Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, briefed the members of the Council on the latest developments in the sector during the month of December. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 28 déc. 22 : Egypt will start collecting train ticket prices in US dollars from foreigners starting January…

The Egyptian Transport Minister Kamel al-Wazir announced that the Egyptian National Railway authority (ENR) will start collecting train tickets’ prices in US dollars and euros for foreigners, starting January 2023. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 21 déc. 22 : ‘Forever is now’ art exhibition at the Giza Pyramids sees 850,000 visitors…

Approximately 850,000 visitors visited the second edition of Art D’Égypte’s ‘Forever is Now’ exhibition, which was held at the Great Pyramids of Giza from October 27 to November 30 and saw 12 local and international artists portray a variety of contemporary sculptures at the foot of the pyramids – combining the ancient past with the present. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 16 déc. 22 : The 2nd edition of “Forever Is Now” exhibition at Gîza Pyramids witnesses the attendance of 850,000 visitors…

Art D’Égypte celebrated the great success of the second edition of the art exhibition “Forever Is Now” held at the great Pyramids of Giza between October 27 and November 30, 2022. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 6 déc. 22 : US citizen, 12 Egyptians stand trial over smuggling Egyptian antiquities…

Twelve defendants, including a US citizen and 11 Egyptians, stand trial on Tuesday at the Cairo Criminal Court after being accused of smuggling Egyptian antiquities. Read Full Story…

Al-Monitor du 26 nov. 22 : Egyptian archaeologist’s comment on call to prayer stirs controversy…

Recent statements by famous Egyptian archaeologist and former Minister of Antiquities Zahi Hawass questioning the need to amplify the calls to prayer came as a bombshell in Egypt.

While peaking to Balad TV, Hawass previously said, “The call to prayer disturbs tourists,” adding that the calls from mosques shouldn’t be amplified. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 14 nov. 22 : 192 looted antiques worth $3.4M returned to Pakistan…

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office announced the return of 192 artifacts, valued at about $3.4 million, to Pakistan. Most of the artifacts were unlawfully possessed. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 13 nov. 22 : Egypt Post issues commemorative stamps on the 100th anniversary of Tutankhamun’s tomb discovery…

The Egypt Post issued a set of commemorative stamps on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamun, one of the most important Pharaonic archaeological discoveries in the history of ancient Egypt. Read Full Story…

Egyptian Streets du 11 nov. 22 : Initiating an Egyptian-Australian dialogue at the Chau Chak Wing Museum…

What is Egyptian heritage? Depending on who you talk to, you’re probably going to get different answers.

This conversation piece draws on the responses from some of Australia’s Egyptian diaspora community captured during a weekend of focus groups held at the Chau Chak Wing Museum, Sydney (Australia) last month. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 9 nov. 22 : Cardinal Secretary of State of Vatican City Pietro Parolin visits Giza Pyramids Archaeological Area…

The Giza Pyramids Archaeological Area received Cardinal Secretary of State of Vatican City Pietro Parolin, who was keen to visit the archaeological area during his stay in Egypt to attend the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change [COP27], which is currently held in Sharm El-Sheikh. Read Full Story…

Al-Ahram Hebdo du 9 nov. 22 : Des installations qui percent les secrets du temps…

Pour la deuxième année consécutive, l’exposition internationale Forever is Now attire l’attention sur le Plateau des pyramides à Guiza. Un événement à succès regroupant les oeuvres contemporaines d’une douzaine d’artistes.

Douze plasticiens venus de par le monde entretiennent un dialogue d’intemporalité avec les monuments emblématiques des pyramides de Guiza. Et ce, dans le cadre de la deuxième édition de l’événement international Forever is Now, organisé par la société Art d’Egypte, qui se déroule jusqu’au 30 novembre. Lire la suite…

Al-Ahram Hebdo du 9 nov. 22 : Carter livre ses secrets…

Dans le cadre de la célébration du centenaire de la découverte du tombeau de Toutankhamon, la maison de son découvreur, Howard Carter, transformée en musée, a été inaugurée à Louqsor. Lire la suite…

Egypt Independent du 7 nov. 22 : Egypt Launches first virtual visit of King Tutankhamun’s tomb at the time of discovery…

As part of celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb, the Tourism and Antiquities Ministry, represented by the Supreme Council of Antiquities, on Friday launched the first virtual tour of the tomb recreated as it was first discovered in 1922, with all artifacts intact. Read Full Story…

Al-Ahram Hebdo du 6 nov. 22 : Un trésor, des trésors…

Toutankhamon, ce n’est pas seulement une tombe et une momie, mais aussi de nombreuses richesses inestimables. Focus sur les plus belles et plus remarquables pièces. Lire la suite…

Al-Ahram Hebdo du 6 nov. 22 : Une momie victime de sa gloire…

Pressé de dévoiler les secrets de la plus belle tombe de toute la civilisation égyptienne jamais découverte, Howard Carter a gravement nui à la momie du jeune roi. Lire la suite…

Al-Ahram Hebdo du 6 nov. 22 : Howard Carter, artiste de talent, archéologue de fortune…

Né le 9 mai 1874 dans le quartier de Kensington, Howard Samuel Carter passe la plus grande partie de son enfance avec sa famille dans la bourgade de Swaffham à environ 180 km du nord de Londres. Lire la suite…

Ahram Online du 4 nov. 22 : Egypt reopens Carter House in Luxor marking 100 years since discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb…

The newly re-restored Carter House on the West Bank in Luxor reopened on Friday to mark the centenary of the greatest archaeological find ever made: the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb by British Egyptologist Howard Carter (1874–1939) and his team on this day in 1922.Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 4 nov. 22 : Egypt organizes glamorous ceremony celebrating the centenary of discovering Tutankhamun’s tomb…

On November 4, Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities organized a glamorous ceremony celebrating the Egyptologist Howard Carter’s discovery of the golden king Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings, which spurred renewed interest in Ancient Egypt and the marvels of Luxor. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 4 nov. 22 : Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art to organize special events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tut’s tomb…

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, the Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art will open on Friday November 4, the museum’s library, and hold special events. Read Full Story…

Egyptian Streets du 4 nov. 22 : 100 Years Later: Celebrating Tutankhamun and the Egyptians Keeping Him Alive…

A young Egyptian boy passes by his father’s bazaar in el-Sayeda Zeinab. The past is within reach, a handful of intricate pharaoh busts away—but the stern features of Hatshepsut and the round face of Ramses II do not appeal to him. It’s the famed and unfortunate boy king that he gravitates towards; picks up a small replica sarcophagus and eyes the flaking acrylic it is painted with. Read Full Story…

Al-Monitor du 25 oct. 22 : 11 Egyptians, one American on trial for smuggling antiquities to the US…

The Cairo Court of Appeal has set Nov. 6 as the first trial session for 12 defendants — 11 Egyptians and one American — charged with smuggling hundreds of Egyptian artifacts to the United States, the state-run Dar el-Hilal news agency reported Oct. 18. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 23 oct. 22 : Statue of Aphrodite, 1,752 artifacts seized at Nuweiba Seaport…

Within the framework of the Egyptian state’s efforts to combat illegal trafficking in cultural property, the Archaeological Unit in Nuweiba Seaport, in cooperation with the port’s Security Police and the port’s Customs Administration, succeeded in seizing and stopping an attempt to smuggle a statue of the goddess Aphrodite and 1,752 antique coins. Read Full Story…

Al-Monitor du 23 oct. 22 : International fashion shows land in Egypt…

From the dazzling royal palaces of Cairo to the iconic pharaonic temples of Luxor and the emblematic pyramids of Giza, Egypt has started to position itself in recent months as the venue of choice for major international fashion brands to hold large fashion shows. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 22 oct. 22 : Sun rays illuminate face of Ramses II in Aswan for 20 minutes…

Abu Simbel Temple witnessed on Saturday a rare astronomical event which happens twice every year when the first rays of the morning sun illuminate the statue of King Ramses II.

As many as 3,000 tourists and Egyptians attended the event, in the presence of Aswan Governor Ashraf Attia. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 21 oct. 22 : Sun illuminates face of Ramses II statue in Abu Simbel Temple…

People have been gathering to watch sunrays touching the face of the statue of Ramses II, the fourth pharaoh of the Egyptian Nineteenth Dynasty. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 20 oct. 22 : University of Cambridge acquires miniature mobile library from 19th century…

Cambridge University announced the acquisition of a 19th century miniature mobile library.

The French travel library contains 38 volumes. The book-shaped folder holds miniature books measuring 25x35 cm. Each book is 9 cm long. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 20 oct. 22 : Zahi Hawass requests Rosetta Stone return from British Museum…

Egyptian Egyptologist Zahi Hawass, announced that the document through which he requests the return of the Rosetta Stone from the British Museum. Read Full Story…

Al-Monitor du 16 oct. 22 : Egyptian archaeologists call for British Museum to return Rosetta stone…

A group of Egyptian archaeologists launched in mid-September a public campaign to reclaim the Rosetta stone from the British Museum, which it acquired under the Treaty of Alexandria in 1801. The campaign coincides with the 200th anniversary of the deciphering of the Rosetta stone, which opened the door to the emergence of Egyptology. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 7 oct. 22 : Egypt celebrates 100th anniversary of King Tut’s tomb discovery…

Under the title “100 Years of Tutankhamun: Wonderful Antiquities”, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities will launch, starting October 6, for a period of thirty days, a campaign on its website and on various social media platforms, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of one of the most important and wonderful archaeological discoveries in the world. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 4 oct. 22 : 150 workers at Aswan archaeological sites complete communication skills training course…

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has completed a training course for 150 workers at in a number of museums and archaeological sites in Aswan Governorate, including ticketing staff and civil security personnel at the Philae, Kom Ombo, Abu Simbel, Crocodile Museum, and the Silsila Antiquities District, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 4 oct. 22 : Ancient Egyptian statue made of granite on sale at Christie’s…

Christie’s Art House is preparing to hold an auction entitled "Antiques", which includes various ancient Roman and Egyptian pieces, on October 6, in New York. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 3 oct. 22 : British academics sign petition calling for returning Rosetta Stone to Egypt…

British academics called for the return of the Rosetta Stone to Egypt after more than 200 years of its presence in the United Kingdom. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 1er oct. 22 : ‘WATCH IT’ to broadcast Egyptian documentary ‘Om al-Donya’ on Thursday…

The historical documentary series “Om al-Donya” (Mother of the World), the first of its kind which follows the history of the ancient Egyptian civilization from the beginning of history until the present day, will begin airing on Thursday on the WATCH IT platform. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 17 sept. 22 : What conditions set for certifying a building as antiquity in Egypt…

The Antiquities Protection Law included a definition of everything that is antiquities, whether real estate or movable.

The law as well as grants the Prime Minister the right to issue a decision based on the proposal of the Minister in charge of Antiquities Affairs to consider any real estate or movable property of historical, scientific, religious, artistic or literary value. trace. Read Full Story…

Al-Ahram Hebdo du 14 sept. 22 : Controverse autour des jardins d’Antoniades…

Le célèbre parc d’Antoniades à Alexandrie est au coeur d’un vif débat après la décision des autorités locales de le restaurer. Read Full Story…

Al-Ahram Hebdo du 14 sept. 22 : Bicentenaire du déchiffrement des hiéroglyphes…

Le ministère du Tourisme et des Antiquités célèbre le 27 septembre le 200e anniversaire du déchiffrement de l’écriture de l’Egypte Ancienne (les hiéroglyphes) et de l’émergence de l’égyptologie. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 12 sept. 22 : Egypt retrieves two smuggled artifacts from Belgium…

On Sunday, the Assistant Foreign Minister for Cultural Relations, Omar Selim, handed over two artifacts, retrieved from Belgium after being illegally smuggled out of Egypt, to a committee from the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. Read Full Story…

Al-Monitor du 12 sept. 22 : Another illegal dig unearths archaeological discovery in Egypt’s Giza…

Three people were arrested for illegally digging for antiquities in a village in the Mit Rahina area, the site of Egypt’s ancient capital of Memphis, in Giza governorate, the Egyptian Ministry of Interior announced Aug. 29. Read Full Story…

Ahram Online du 12 sept. 22 : Egypt repatriates two ancient Egyptian statues from Belgium…

Egypt has recovered on Sunday two ancient Egyptian statues that were smuggled to Belgium, as the country continues intensive efforts to retrieve thousands of artefacts found in the unlawful possession of museums and individuals around the world. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 11 sept. 22 : Egypt retrieves 16 artifacts from the United States of America…

Egypt announced the recovery of 16 Egyptian artifacts from the United States of America, in cooperation with the Office of the Public Prosecutor in New York, and in coordination with the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the various concerned authorities in the country. Read Full Story…

Al-Monitor du 10 sept. 22 : Archaeologist claims Prophet Muhammad had Egyptian roots…

Recent statement by an Egyptologist about the origins of Prophet Muhammad have raised controvery in Egypt.

In televised statements Aug. 22, Wassim al-Sisi, an Egyptologist, said, “Prophet Muhammad is the son of Abd Manaf, who hails from Egypt, which means that the Prophet has Egyptian roots, and Egyptians are his descendants.” Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 9 sept. 22 : Egypt retrieves 16 artifacts from the United States…

The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities recovered 16 artifacts from the US, in cooperation with the Office of the Attorney General in New York, and in coordination with the Foreign Ministry and various concerned authorities in the country. Read Full Story…

Al-Monitor du 8 sept. 22 : Egypt to recover stolen artifacts from the United States…

Egypt is set to repatriate some stolen artifacts from a major museum in New York City.

What happened: Over the weekend, the New York District Attorney’s Office in New York announced the seizure of numerous artifacts from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Local media reported that 16 objects would be returned to Egypt, though only six of these are from the Met. Read Full Story…

Ahram Online du 7 sept. 22 : Egypt to repatriate 16 artefacts recovered by authorities in the United States…

Egypt is set to repatriate 16 artefacts that were stolen and smuggled out of the country after they were recovered by the authorities in the United States as part of their investigations in a major case of international trafficking in Egyptian antiquities. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 3 sept. 22 : Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities launches ‘Learn About the Treasure in Your Governorate’ governorate…

The ancient Egyptians took inspiration from nature and their surroundings to create their language, which was written using signs and symbols depicting humans, animals, birds, plants, and other signs.

Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities organizes celebrations this month by learning about these symbols through their daily posts, where it is introducing their meaning, pronunciation, and use in our "Ancient Egyptian Language" campaign. Read Full Story…