Egypt Recovers Over 300 Stolen Antiques from the UAE

Egypt Recovers Over 300 Stolen Antiques from the UAE

  Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have seized over 354 archaeological artifacts and have returned them back to Egypt. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi, the ruler of Sharjah had ordered that the pieces be returned to Egypt safely after local police captured them.   The Egyptian Antiquities Minister Khaled El-Enany inspected all the pieces […]

‘Operation Mummy’s Curse’ Sends Ancient Artifacts Home to Egypt

‘Operation Mummy’s Curse’ Sends Ancient Artifacts Home to Egypt

  Any tomb raider out there who isn’t afraid of the mummy’s curse ought to be afraid of this not-so-ancient threat: Operation Mummy’s Curse. An initiative by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Operation Mummy’s Curse is an ongoing multi-year investigation “targeting an international criminal network that illegally smuggled cultural items from around the world.” […]

American Museum Under Fire from Egypt, Cyprus for Selling Antiquities

American Museum Under Fire from Egypt, Cyprus for Selling Antiquities

  The sale of nearly 70 antiquities from Egypt, Greece, Italy, and Cyprus brought in some $1.2 million for the Toledo Museum of Art’s new acquisitions fund last week. The items were sold Tuesday at Christie’s in New York, and both Egyptian and Cypriot had sought to postpone the auction.   The museum, in Toledo, Ohio, […]

Egyptian Museums Offer Free Entrance for a Day in Celebration of 150-Year-Old Parliamentary Life

Egyptian Museums Offer Free Entrance for a Day in Celebration of 150-Year-Old Parliamentary Life

  Egypt has about 50 museums showcasing antiquities from all eras that have shadowed over Om El Donya. All these museums are opening their doors for free entrance on Saturday, 22nd of October, celebrating the passing of 150 years on parliamentary life in Egypt. How cool is that?   Mostafa Amin, the Secretary General of the […]

Three Tombs Open to Public for First Time in Luxor

Three Tombs Open to Public for First Time in Luxor

  The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities opened three tombs in Luxor’s Valley of the Kings to the public for the first time on Thursday. The tombs, located in Qurnat Marey, are some of the most important resting places for New Kingdom nobles, who lived more than 3,000 years ago.     The tomb of Huy, […]

Crane Damages Centuries-Old Tomb In Aswan

Crane Damages Centuries-Old Tomb In Aswan

In Egypt’s latest archaeological fuck up, the dome of a tomb that dates back to the Shiite Fatimid dynasty, which ruled Egypt between 969 and 1171, was destroyed by a crane. “The crane carrying heavy blocks of stone crashed into the dome and severely damaged it,” Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty said in a statement. Workers […]