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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 31 décembre 2019.

I - Recherches et découvertes archéologiques

II - Restauration, préservation

III - Musées

IV - Expositions archéologiques

V - Thèmes généraux


I - Recherches et découvertes archéologiques

Daily News Egypt du 15 déc 19 : Ministry of Antiquities witnesses a weekend of discoveries…

Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities witnessed a fortuitous weekend, discovering rare red granite Ramses II statue and seizing 135 relics in a Kidney dialysis centre. Read Full Story…

Daily News Egypt du 6 nov 19 : 3,000-year-old pharaonic wheat reveals secrets of ancient domestication…

About 12,000 years ago, humans have begun establishing a sedentary, agriculture-based society following the discovery of agriculture in the Near East, from where it has expanded throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa, together with various domesticated plants and animals. Read Full Story…

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…

al-Assassif

Daily News Egypt du 28 nov 19 : 3 wooden coffins unearthed in Egypt’s Luxor…

A French archaeological mission has discovered three wooden coffins in the courtyard of a cemetery located in the upper Egypt’s province of Luxor, the country’s ministry of antiquities said in a statement on Wednesday. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 27 nov 19 : French mission discovers 3 coffins at El-Assasif in Luxor…

The French archaeological mission, headed by Professor Frederic Colin of the University of Strasbourg, has discovered three wooden coffins in El-Assasif Necropolis in al-Qarnah, located on Luxor’s West Bank. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 27 nov 19 : In pics: New discovery unearthed in Luxor…

The French archaeological mission headed by Frederic Colin succeeded in discovering three wooden coffins in the external courtyard of cemetery No. 33. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 27 nov 19 : New discovery unearthed in Luxor…

The French archaeological mission headed by Frédéric COLIN succeeded in discovering three wooden coffins in the external courtyard of cemetery No. 33. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 27 nov 19 : French mission discovers 3 coffins at al-‘Asâsîf in Luxor…

The French archaeological mission, headed by Professor Frederic Colin of the University of Strasbourg, has discovered three wooden coffins in El-Assasif Necropolis in al-Qarnah, located on Luxor’s West Bank. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 24 nov 19 : Golden pieces uncovered in El-Assasif’s child mummy…

The Ministry of Antiquities conducted scientific studies on three mummies discovered in the cache of El-Assassif in an attempt to unfold their secrets. Read Full Story…

Divers

Egypt Today du 12 déc 19 : Ancient Egyptian headwear used for spiritual assistance in afterlife…

A number of researchers and archaeologists conducted a study on the waxy head cones that the ancient Egyptians wore. Mysterious headdresses often appear in ancient art dating back to 3550-2000 BC. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 11 déc 19 : Socks reveal ingenuity of ancient Egyptians…

A recent British study conducted on socks of the ancient Egyptians found out the type of dye and methods of manufacturing that the ancient Egyptian used. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 4 déc 19 : Anani: 300 foreign missions currently work in Egypt…

Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Anani reviewed the recent archaeological discoveries and projects implemented by the Ministry of Antiquities in Egypt. Read Full Story…

Daily News Egypt du 20 nov 19 : Delving into ancient Egyptians’ fascinating coffins world…

When you see the fingerprints of ancient coffin makers, you feel connected to those people more as humans, not just their skills, says researcher. Read Full Story…

divers

Daily News Egypt du 13 nov 19 : Ancient Egyptians collected Sacred Ibises for sacrifice, mummification…

DNA studies reject the idea that Egyptians domesticated Sacred Ibis for ritual use. Read Full Story…

Divers

Egypt Today du 1er nov 19 : Anany gives a lecture in London about Egyptian discoveries…

Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anany gave a lecture in the Egyptian Cultural center in London about the latest archaeological discoveries, projects and museums in Egypt. Read Full Story…

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…

Fouilles sous-marines

Daily News Egypt du 11 nov 19 : UNESCO’s workshop tackles underwater cultural heritage for the first time in Egypt…

Over the decades, the legacy of the ancient Egyptians and the subsequent empires expanded to much more of what archaeologists discovered underground. While scientists exert their efforts in expanding excavation work underground, treasures are laid opposite to the land, deep in the sea, waiting to see the light. Read Full Story…

Giza

Egypt Today du 13 déc 19 : Unique bust of Ramses II uncovered in Giza…

A unique royal bust of King Ramses II made of red granite was unearthed on a private land in Mit Rahina village in Giza by an Egyptian archaeological mission from the Ministry of Antiquities on Wednesday, December 11. Read Full Story…

Ahram Online du 11 déc 19 : Unique red granite bust of Ramses II unearthed on private land in Giza…

An Egyptian archaeological mission from the Ministry of Antiquities has unearthed a red granite royal bust of King Ramses II emblazoned with the “Ka,” a symbol of power, life force and spirit. Read Full Story…

Daily News Egypt du 8 déc 19 : Parts of Ancient Egyptian temple accidently discovered in Mit Rahina…

The Ministry of Antiquities announced unearthing 19 giant granite blocks that are believed to be a part of ancient Egyptian god of craftsmen Ptah’s temple in Mit Rahina near Saqqara, according to a press statement published by the ministry. Read Full Story…

Ismailia

Egypt Today du 7 nov 19 : Cemetery dating back to pre-dynastic era discovered in Ismailia…

The Ministry of Antiquities’ mission working in Ismailia’s Hassan Dawood archaeological area revealed a part of a multi-layered cemetery dating back to the Roman, Greek and pre-dynastic eras. Read Full Story…

Louqsor

Ahram Online du 19 déc 19 : A granodiorite colossus of Horus unearthed in Egypt’s Luxor…

During excavations carried out at the Funerary Temple of king Amenhotep III, an Egyptian-German archaeological mission led by Horig Sourouzian unearthed a large part of a granodiorite colossus of a standing falcon-headed god Horus. Read Full Story…

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…

Matariya

Daily News Egypt du 5 déc 19 : Several Royal belongings unearthed in Matariya…

Among the unearthed antiquities were also a number of moulds for shaping Amulets, as well as blocks made of brick that were most likely a workshop of brewery and the residential area of its workers. Read Full Story…

Ahram Online du 3 déc 19 : Blocks from royal colossi, huge New Kingdom mud brick wall uncovered in Matariya…

An Egyptian-German archaeological mission working at Heliopolis Temple in Matariya has uncovered a number of blocks from royal colossi and a huge mud brick wall from the New Kingdom during its 13th excavation season. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 2 déc 19 : Egyptian-German mission discover New Kingdom artifacts in Heliopolis…

The Egyptian-German joint archaeological mission working in Heliopolis temple discovered on Sunday remains of statues and stones featuring inscriptions of King Ramesses II, as well as a collection of pottery and a large wall of mud bricks dating back to the New Kingdom in Egypt. 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…

Néfertiti

Egypt Today du 8 déc 19 : DNA tests used to determine Nefertiti’s mummy…

Today marks the anniversary of the discovery of the statue of the Pharaonic Queen Nefertiti, the wife of Akhenaten, in Tel el-Amarna region, Minya in 1912. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 25 nov 19 : Zahi Hawass says Nefertiti’s tomb could be discovered in ‘a matter of weeks’…

Prominent Egyptologist and former Minister of Antiquities Zahi Hawass told leading UK news outlet Express.co.uk that he hopes to discover the location of Queen Nefertiti’s tomb in “a matter of weeks.” 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

Ahram Online du 7 déc 19 : Archaeology Magazine lists Saqqara Fifth Dynasty tomb one of 2019’s top 10 discoveries…

Archaeology Magazine is featuring the superbly painted tomb of the Fifth Dynasty dignitary named Khuwy, uncovered in the Saqqara necropolis in April, on the cover of its January/February 2020 issue, after it was selected as one of the magazine’s top 10 archaeological discoveries of 2019. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 7 déc 19 : Khuwy tomb, one of the 10 most important archaeological discoveries in 2019…

Archaeology Magazine chose Khuwy tomb which was uncovered in Saqqara as one of the most ten important discoveries in the world in 2019. Read Full Story…

Saqqara

Egypt Today du 25 nov 19 : Saqqara discovery never ceases to amaze…

Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Anani announced the success of the Egyptian archaeological mission in uncovering a cache of mummies of animals and sacred birds. Read Full Story…

Ahram Online du 23 nov 19 : Cat statues, mummies among large collection unearthed in Saqqara’s animals necropolis…

During a press conference, the antiquities minister said Saturday’s was not the last discovery of the year, but that there will be another one next month before Christmas celebrations. Read Full Story…

Daily News Egypt du 23 nov 19 : Five young lion mummies unearthed in an animal shaft in Saqqara…

The discovery included the world’s biggest unearthed scarab, hundreds of diversified animal statues. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 23 nov 19 : Cache of mummified animals, including big cats, found in Saqqara…

Egyptian Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany announced on Saturday that an Egyptian archaeological mission has uncovered a unique cache of mummified animals, including sacred birds and five big cats which preliminary studies suggest are lion cubs. Read Full Story…

Ahram Online du 23 nov 19 : Cat statues, mummies among large collection unearthed in Saqqâra’s animals necropolis…

Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany announced on Saturday at a press conference a new discovery in the Saqqara necropolis carried out by an Egyptian archaeological mission led by Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 17 nov 19 : Min. of Antiquities inspect findings in Saqqara Archaeological Area…

Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Anani inspected the archaeological discovery that will be announced on November 23, and the final stages of the restoration project of the pyramid of Djoser in preparation for its opening soon. Read Full Story…

Daily News Egypt du 17 nov 19 : First Roman catacomb unearthed in Saqqara necropolis…

At the enriching Saqqara necropolis, ancient Egypt families were not the only cohorts tempted to grave their glory and bury their individuals and groups beneath the ground, surrounding them with decorated walls, praying inscriptions, and personal belongings. Archaeologists recently discovered used Roman land where they buried their dead, making it the first catacomb from the Roman era to be discovered at the necropolis. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 14 nov 19 : Egypt says it’s unearthed large animal mummy in Saqqara…

Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities says local archaeologists have unearthed the mummy of an unusually large animal, most likely a lion or lioness. Read Full Story…

Ahram Online du 12 nov 19 : Roman-era catacomb discovered at Saqqara necropolis…

An Japanese-Egyptian mission directed by professor Nozomu Kawai of Kanazawa University has discovered a Roman catacomb from the 1st or 2nd century AD during excavation on the eastern rock escarpment of the North Saqqara plateau. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 6 nov 19 : First Roman-era cemetery discovered in Saqqara…

The Ministry of Antiquities announced on Nov. 5 the discovery of an archaeological cemetery in Saqqara. It is the first discovered cemetery from the Roman era in this region. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 5 nov 19 : Team excavates first Roman catacomb tomb discovered in Saqqara…

A joint Egyptian-Japanese archaeological mission in north Saqqara headed by Nozomu Kawai of Kanazawa University and Waseda University in Japan succeeded in excavating a Roman-era Catacomb tomb from between the first and second century AD. 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…

Suhâg

Egypt Today du 17 nov 19 : Ptolemaic-era temple discovered in Sohag…

Archaeologists have discovered a 2,200-year-old temple in Egypt. It is believed to belong to Ptolemy IV Philopator of the Ptolemaic Kingdom. Read Full Story…

Symposium

Ahram Online du 21 nov 19 : Levantine Foundation to hold a symposium in Cairo on Deir al-Serian’s manuscripts…

The symposium is to highlight the successful fieldwork to date and to conserve ancient manuscripts up to 1500 years old with the support of the British council’s cultural protection fund. Read Full Story…

Toutankhamon

Egypt Today du 3 nov 19 : Hawass: Tutankhamun was not murdered…

Despite his death thousands of years ago, the precise cause of Tutankhamun’s death remains a mystery. Veteran Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass has an input on this matter. Hawass truly believes that Tutankhamun was not murdered. Read Full Story…

Tuna al-Gabal

Egypt Independent du 14 déc 19 : Royal pharaonic sphinx uncovered in Tuna al-Gabal…

An Egyptian archaeological mission has uncovered a small royal statue of a Sphinx during archaeological survey work in Tuna al-Gabal cemetery in the city of Mallawi, Minya. Read Full Story…

Tuna El-Gebel

Ahram Online du 14 déc 19 : A Sphinx statue uncovered in Minya’s Tuna El-Gebel…

The Egyptian Archaeological Mission, under Sayed Abdel-Malek, has uncovered a small royal statue of a sphinx in Tuna El-Gebel archaeological area in Minya governorate, Upper Egypt. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 14 déc 19 : A small royal statue of a sphinx uncovered in Tuna El-Gebel…

A small royal statue of a sphinx was uncovered in Tuna El-Gebel archaeological area in Minya governorate, Upper Egypt, on Saturday, December 14. Read Full Story…

Vallée des Rois

Egypt Today du 2 nov 19 : Hawass: One of the two mummies at the Valley of Kings could be to Nefertiti…

Acclaimed Egyptian Egyptologist Zahi Hawass announced in London on the side-lines of Tutankhamun exhibition that Queen Nefertiti could be one of the mummies discovered at the Valley of Kings. Read Full Story…

II - Restauration, préservation

Egypt Independent du 16 déc 19 : Egypt to register Torah scrolls, other synagogue relics as antiquities…

The Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt has approved registering 13 artifacts, including Torah scrolls, candlesticks and lanterns, belonging to synagogues in Alexandria and across Egypt’s governorates, in preparation for listing them under the Antiquities Protection Law. Read Full Story…

Dayr al-Suryân

Ahram Online du 21 nov 19 : Levantine Foundation to hold a symposium in Cairo on Dayr al-Suryân’s manuscripts…

The Levantine Foundation announced that it will hold a symposium on 3 December 2019 in the residence of the British ambassador in Cairo to review the work that has been done to preserve ancient and rare Egypt’s Dayr al-Suryân monastery’s manuscripts. 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…

Palais Empain

Daily News Egypt du 28 nov 19 : Baron Palace receives a facelift…

Only a few weeks separate us from the grand opening of the iconic Baron Palace, planned to open its doors to the public by the end of this year. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 26 nov 19 : Anani: Baron Palace will be fully renovated in Dec.…

Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Anani said that the restoration of the Baron Palace is scheduled to be fully completed on Dec. 31. 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…

Place Tahrir

Egypt Today du 31 déc 19 : Ministry takes needed security measures while transporting artifacts to Tahrîr Square…

Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mustafa Wazîrî confirmed that the process of transferring antiquities from the Karnak Temple to Cairo to decorate Tahrîr Square will be done under high security measures. Read Full Story…

Pyramide de Djoser

Egypt Independent du 29 nov 19 : Restoration of Djoser pyramid in Saqqâra complete: Antiquities Ministry…

Restoration work at Djoser pyramid in the Saqqara archaeological site has been completed and will be opened within the next few days, Head of the Projects Sector at the Ministry of Antiquities Waad Abul Ela said on Wednesday. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 27 nov 19 : Restoration of Djoser Pyramid completed…

Head of the Projects Sector at the Ministry of Antiquities Waad Abul Ela said that the restoration of Djoser Pyramid in Saqqara Antiquities Area has been completed. The opening date will be set within the next few days. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 27 nov 19 : Restoration of Djoser Pyramid completed…

Head of the Projects Sector at the Ministry of Antiquities Wa‘d Abû al-‘Ilâ said that the restoration of Djoser Pyramid in Saqqâra Antiquities Area has been completed. The opening date will be set within the next few days. Read Full Story…

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…

Saqqara

Ahram Online du 18 nov 19 : Giza tombs of Qar and son Idu open after restoration…

The Ministry of Antiquities has adopted a rotation system that ensures periodic maintenance of the Giza tombs. According to this system, the ministry opens to the public restored tombs while it closes others for maintenance. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 18 nov 19 : Edu, Qar cemeteries re-open after restoration…

The Ministry of Antiquities re-opened the cemeteries Edu and Qar in the Eastern Cemetery of the Giza Antiquities Region for visits after completion of restoration works. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 18 nov 19 : Photos: Egypt opens Old Kingdom tombs Idu, Qar for visitation…

Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry on Monday opened the Idu and Qar tombs in the Eastern Cemetery at Giza following the completion of restoration work, allowing visitors to tour the tombs. 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

Egypt Independent du 13 déc 19 : Over 1,000 ancient relics recovered from Syrian museum…

More than 1,000 ancient relics and mosaics were saved from Islamic State group militants when staff at the museum of the Syrian city of Raqqa managed to hide them underground and in storehouses, Syrian officials and experts said on Thursday. Read Full Story…

GEM

Ahram Online du 28 déc 19 : Tutankhamun coffee cups’ mask replica sets a new world record…

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Some 200 people gathered at the open court of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) on Saturday to create a replica of the ancient Egyptian’s iconic boy king using coffee cups. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 11 déc 19 : 50,000 artifacts safely placed in GEM’s store…

The Grand Egyptian Museum received 309 artifacts from different eras, bringing the total number of artifacts in the museum’s store to 50,000. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 9 déc 19 : In Pics: More astonishing artifacts transferred to GEM…

On Dec. 9, the Grand Egyptian Museum received 309 artifacts dating back to different eras. Among them were 64 heavy artifacts transferred from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir. Read Full Story…

Grand Musée Égyptien

Ahram Online du 11 nov 19 : In Photos: Asasif coffins arrive at Grand Egyptian Museum for display…

Thirty painted, anthropoid wooden coffins uncovered last month in Asasif have arrived to the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) to be put on display for its opening at the end of 2020. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 11 nov 19 : 30 coffins recently discovered in El-Assasif transferred to GEM…

An official source in the Upper Egypt Antiquities Sector in Luxor Governorate revealed that 30 archaeological coffins have been transferred to the Grand Egyptian Museum. Read Full Story…

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 archéologique d'Hurghada

Egypt Today du 17 nov 19 : Anani embarks on inspecting tour in Hurghada Museum…

Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Anani inspected on Nov. 17 the latest developments in the Hurghada Museum before its opening in December 2019. Read Full Story…

Musée archéologique de Kafr al-Shaykh

Egypt Today du 21 nov 19 : Anani embarks on inspecting tour in Kafr el-Sheikh Museum…

Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Anani inspected the developments in Kafr el-Sheikh Museum, which is scheduled to open in the first half of 2020. 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 de Sharm al-Shaykh

Egypt Independent du 16 déc 19 : Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities finishes 1st stage of Sharm el-Sheikh Museum…

Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities has completed the first phase of construction on a new museum in Sharm el-Sheikh set to cost LE1.2 billion, according to Assistant Minister of Antiquities for Engineering Affairs Hesham Samir. Read Full Story…

Ahram Online du 14 déc 19 : 1st phase of Sharm El-Sheikh museum construction works completed: Antiquities Ministry…

Assistant Minister of Antiquities for Engineering Affairs Hesham Samir said construction works of the first phase of Sharm El-Sheikh museum has been completed. 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…

NMEC

Egypt Today du 16 déc 19 : Hawass: 22 Royal mummies to be transferred to NMEC on Jan.2020…

The Egyptian Museum in Tahrir houses two halls that contain the biggest collection of royal mummies in the whole world. The two halls include great Egyptian kings’ mummies. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 12 déc 19 : In Pics: Multinational students’ delegation visits Fustat’s Museum…

A multinational delegation of students from the Islamic Mission City of Al-Azhar University visited the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Al-Fustat. 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…

Musée Égyptien

Egypt Today du 16 déc 19 : Exhibition of French excavations in Egypt to be launched on Dec. 18…

Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Anani and French Ambassador to Egypt Stephen Romate will inaugurate an exhibition organized by the Ministry of Antiquities, the Egyptian Museum of Tahrir and the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology (IFAO). Read Full Story…

Daily News Egypt du 17 nov 19 : The Egyptian Museum celebrates its 117th anniversary with two exhibitions…

The celebration was attended by the Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anany and the Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriate Affairs Nabila Makram, along with 40 foreign ambassadors and public figures. Read Full Story…

Ahram Online du 14 nov 19 : Two antiquities exhibitions to be inaugurated Friday to celebrate 117th anniversary of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo…

To mark the 117th anniversary of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, two exhibitions, of mummy cachettes and on education in ancient Egypt, will be inaugurated Friday. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 13 nov 19 : Two temporary exhibitions in Tahrir’s Egyptian Museum Nov. 15…

Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Anany, will launch two temporary exhibitions on caches and education in ancient Egypt, in celebrations of 150 years since the establishment of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir. Read Full Story…

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 26 nov 19 : CNN: Tutankhamun’s exhibitions become multi-million dollar industry…

American news channel CNN reported that Tutankhamun exhibitions have become a multi-million dollar industry. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 11 nov 19 : London’s Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibition to achieve revenues up to £7 million…

A senior employee at Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities said on November 6 that London’s Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibition in London, which began earlier this month, is expected to achieve revenues ranging between five and seven million sterling pounds, according to al-Borsa. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 3 nov 19 : Anany : We are sending a very few of the treasures that we have, like a teaser for tourists…

The Guardian highlighted the importance of "Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" exhibition in London and stated that ‘’ Tutankhamun’s glitzy farewell tour is a timely promotion for Egypt. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 2 nov 19 : Egyptian embassy in London celebrates Tutankhamun exhibition…

The Egyptian Embassy in London is organizing several events to celebrate the opening of "Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" exhibition in London. Read Full Story…

Daily News Egypt du 2 nov 19 : Tutankhamun’s temporary exhibition opens its doors in London…

Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities, Khaled Anany, inaugurated Tutankankhamun’s temporary exhibition on Friday in London, in a gala event that was attended by some of Britain’s elite and the veteran Egyptologist Zahi Hawas. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 1er nov 19 : King Tut exhibition opens in London…

London’s Tutankhamun: Treasures Of The Golden Pharaoh exhibition opened on Friday at the Saatchi Gallery for the first time in more than 25 years. The gallery has more than 1.5 million visitors a year. Read Full Story…

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 9 déc 19 : Visitors marvel as sun alignment illuminates the Temple of Hatshepsut…

Archaeologists and astronomers visited on Monday the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor’s Qurna mountain to witness a sun alignment on the temple’s inner sanctum, lighting up an image of the sun god Amun-Ra inscribed in the form of a winged sun disk. Read Full Story…

Daily News Egypt du 3 déc 19 : First Egyptology conference in Munich tackles Ramesside era military system…

As part of Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities plan to promote tourism in Egypt, Germany is to witness the first Egyptology conference in May, in which a number of Egyptian scientists are to tackle the military wars of Ancient Egypt. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 2 déc 19 : Germany to host first-ever conference on ancient Egyptian military history…

Germany will host for the first time in May 2020 a conference entitled “Perspectives on the Ramesside-Era Military System in Ancient Egypt,” according to Mohamed Refaat Abbas, Director-General of the Scientific Research Department at the Ministry of Antiquities in Alexandria and one of the main organizers of the event. Read Full Story…

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…

Confgrès international des égyptologues

Egypt Today du 19 nov 19 : 12th International Congress of Egyptologists launched on Nov. 3…

At the foot of the Pyramids of Giza, the Ministry of Antiquities celebrated on Nov. 3 the opening of the 12th edition of the International Congress of Egyptologists. Read Full Story…

Congrès international des égyptologues

Egypt Independent du 7 nov 19 : Egyptologist Congress tours Manial Palace…

Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities organized on Tuesday a tour and a music dinner at Mohammed Ali’s Manial Palace in celebration of the 12th International Congress of Egyptologists from November 3-8. The congress includes the cooperation of seven foreign archaeological institutes. Read Full Story…

Congrés international des égyptologues

Egypt Independent du 5 nov 19 : Antiquities Ministry inaugurates 12th International Conference of Egyptologists…

Under the foot of the Pyramids of Giza, as harp melodies played, the Antiquities Ministry on Sunday celebrated the inauguration of the 12th edition of the International Conference of Egyptologists. Read Full Story…

Congrès international des égyptologues

Egyptian Streets du 4 nov 19 : International Congress of Egyptology Launches 12th Edition at Mena House…

One of the most important scientific and academic events in the field of Egyptology, the International Conference of Egyptology (ICE) is on-going until the 11th of November at the Mena house, under the auspices of the Ministry of Antiquities. Read Full Story…

Coopération

Egypt Today du 18 déc 19 : Antiquities Min., Association of Egyptologists discuss cooperation means…

Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Anani received on Dec. 18 President of the International Association of Egyptologists Failaka Windersh in his office in the ministry. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 28 nov 19 : al-‘Inânî convenes with director of Beijing National Museum…

Minister of Antiquities Khâlid al-‘Inânî convened with the director of Beijing National Museum to discuss ways of cooperation with Egyptian museums in light of Egypt’s pioneering experience in this field. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 22 nov 19 : Egypt, Peru probe bolstering archaeological cooperation…

Minister of Antiquities Khaled el Anani discussed with visiting Peruvian Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Edgar Vásquez means of fostering bilateral cooperation at the archaeological level. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 20 nov 19 : Anani examines possibility of training Angolan restorers…

Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Anani convened in his office at the headquarters of the Ministry of Antiquities in Zamalek on the evening of Nov. 19 with the ambassador of Angola to Egypt. Read Full Story…

Divers

Egypt Today du 1er déc 19 : Germany to host 1st conference on Egypt’s Ramesside Era Military System in May…

Director General of Scientific Research at Alexandria Antiquity Area Mohamed Raafat Abbas announced that Germany will host the first conference on Egyptology under the title of " Perspectives on the Ramesside Era Military System in Ancient Egypt" in May 2020, at the Egyptian Art Museum in Munich. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 28 nov 19 : Zâhî Hawwâs becomes first Arab to win Carrick Foundation’s ‘golden medal’…

Egyptian archaeologist Zâhî Hawwâs became the first Arab winner of the Carrick Foundation’s golden medal in Serbia on Tuesday during a ceremony attended by Ambassador of Egypt to Serbia ‘Amr al-Gawwâl and upwards of 500 intellectuals and politicians. Read Full Story…

Daily News Egypt du 27 nov 19 : UNICEF celebrates 30th Convention on the Rights of the Child by turning Pyramids blue…

The event witnessed joining the global movement “Go Blue for every child” by turning the Great Pyramid, the Pyramid of Khufu, a wonder of the Ancient and the Modern times, into blue as a symbolic stand for child rights. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 26 nov 19 : Hawass granted the Golden Medal Award in Serbia…

At an international celebration in Belgrade, Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass was presented the Golden Medal of the Carrick Foundation, in the presence of 500 intellectuals and politicians in Serbia. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 21 nov 19 : Sound and Light announce free admission for select groups at shows across Egypt…

Egypt’s Sound and Light Company is offering free admission to shows at touristic sites across the country for people with disabilities, elderly guests and war veterans, according to an official statement released by the company on Monday, November 18. Read Full Story…

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…

Fouilles illicites

Egypt Today du 19 déc 19 : Police arrests 9 citizens over illegal excavations in Sohag…

Sohag Tourism and Antiquities Police arrested nine individuals over charges of illegally digging and excavating for antiquities. Evidence of archaeological Greek and Roman buildings was found under the house. Read Full Story…

Egypt Independent du 6 déc 19 : Man arrested after unearthing pharaonic artifact in Giza…

A 62-year-old man was arrested on Thursday after discovering a pharaonic artifact on a piece of land he owns in the Mit Rahina area, in Badrashin, Giza Governorate. Read Full Story…

Nomination

Egypt Today du 14 déc 19 : Wa’d Abul Ela appointed as head of Engineering Affairs Dept.…

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly issued a decision appointing former Head of the Projects Sector at the Ministry of Antiquities Wa’d Allah Abul Ela as Head of the Central Department for Engineering Affairs, Archaeology and Museum Projects. 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…

Restitution archéologique

Egypt Independent du 9 déc 19 : Egypt retrieves Quranic manuscript from UK…

Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayem announced that Egypt has successfully retrieved the 16th part of a rare Quranic manuscript belonging to Sultan Qansuh al-Ghuri (1446-1516), which was previously offered for sale at Cheswick Auction hall in the UK, thanks to the tireless efforts of the Egyptian National Library and Archives. Read Full Story…

Daily News Egypt du 9 déc 19 : Egypt retrieves a rare Mamluk era manuscript…

The Ministry of Culture announced on Sunday the return of an ancient Quran manuscript after being offered at the UK’s Chiswick Auctions house. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 8 déc 19 : Egypt retrieves historical manuscript from London…

Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem confirmed that the ministry continues to exert efforts to preserve Egypt’s national heritage and retain the smuggled artifacts. Read Full Story…

Egypt Today du 5 déc 19 : Egypt stops sale of archaeological painting in NY…

General Supervisor of the Recovered Antiquities Department Shaaban Abdul Gawad revealed that the National Commission for Recovered Antiquities could stop the sale of an important archaeological painting held by a merchant in New York. 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…

Toutankhamon

Egypt Today du 4 nov 19 : The Sun unveils mysteries of Tutankhamun’s war trumpets…

The Sun celebrated the holdings of King Tutankhamun after the opening of his exhibition in London, focusing on the trumpets which are rumored to provoke deadly conflicts and wars. Read Full Story…

Trafic archéologique

Daily News Egypt du 11 déc 19 : Egyptian authorities seize 72 ancient coins during a smuggling attempt…

Egypt’s Central Administration of Seized Antiquities Units managed to seize 72 ancient coins on Tuesday from a smuggling attempt at Safaga Port. The coins date back to the Greco-roman era, while 16 of them are from the Muhammad Ali Pasha era. Read Full Story…