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Zahi Hawass promotes torism to Egypt in US

Dr. Zahi Hawass, the Minister of State for Antiquities, went to the United States to give a series of public lectures and to hold several press conferences in five different states.

Egypt’s First Revolution Museum to come up on Zamalek Island

Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni approved the Supreme Council of Antiquities’ (SCA) request to build a museum to commemorate the Egyptian revolution of July 1953.

Discoveries at Naqlun

A mission from the Polish Center of the Mediterranean Archaeology of Warsaw University unearthed a decorated clay vessel from a room in the Deir Malak Gubrail monastery in Naqlun, a site in Fayoum.

Do mummies sweat?

Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni has said the tomb of Haremhab, in the Valley of the King’s on Luxor’s West Bank, has been reopened following the installation of the state-of-the-art equipme

Archaeological cachette found in Egypt

A new archaeological cachette was found early this week in the western area of the Egyptian museum.

Egyptian museum opens exhibit on eve of Obama’s arrival

In Cairo, a day before President Obama arrives to deliver his most important speech to the entire Arab World, the Egyptian museum opens a grand exhibition.

Necropolis found in Faiyum village

An ancient necropolis consisting of 53 rock-cut tombs dating back to the Middle (ca. 2061-1786 BC) and New (ca. 1569-1081 BC) Kingdoms and the 22nd Dynasty (ca.

Valley of the Kings’ never-ending digs and surprises

In November, 2007, a new chapter in the history of the Valley of the Kings began when the first all-Egyptian team ever to work at the site began excavations under the direction of Dr. Zahi Hawass.

New digs in Dahshur

Four anthropoid wooden coffins, three wooden canopic jars, and four washabti boxes have been unearthed inside an unidentified burial shaft located in the northern area of the Ramesside tomb of Ta in t

Nobleman mummy found inside limestone sarcophagus

Another important discovery was made Wednesday after Egypt's top archeologist unearthed a shaft tomb that held the remains of 30 ancient dwellers.

Oldest mummies unearthed in Egypt

Archaeologists with Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) have discovered a shaft tomb containing the remains of some thirty individuals at Saqqara.

Lebanese antiquities smuggler nabbed in Egypt

Egypt's Interpol apprehended antiquities trader Ali Aboutaam last week, said Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni. Aboutaam was accused of smuggling Egyptian antiquities out of the country.

Giza Plateau facelift

On August 11, the Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni inaugurated the first phase of the site management project for the Giza Plateau which includes the installation of electronic entrance gates, t

Chicago university discovers ancient Egyptian building at Edfu in Thebes

An American archaeological mission from the University of Chicago has unearthed an administrative building and silos dating back to Dynasty 17 (c. 1665-1569 BC), as well as an older columned hall during routine excavations at Edfu in Egypt.

American archaeologists stumble upon Neolithic and Graeco-Roman finds in Fayoum, Egypt

(eTN) - An American archaeological mission from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) unearthed an almost intact Neolithic settlement and the remnants of a Graeco-Roman village in Faiyum, while carrying out a magnetic survey. This discovery was announced today by Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni.

Ancient cat relic returns to Egypt

(eTN) - The University Museum at Southern Illinois University in the United States handed over a Ptolemaic bronze cat reliquary to the Egyptian embassy in New York earlier this week.