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One of most important artefacts transferred is rectangular board for seven oils used during burial rites
The 16 parcels contained several possible antiquities, replicas, and moulds used to cast these replicas with the purpose of exporting them abroad.
The court also sentenced three others, including Italian ex-honourary consul to Egypt Ladislav Skakal, giving him a sentence of 15 years in absentia, and fining each person EGP1m.
The transferred relics will be showcased at the old kingdom hall at the GEM, while the others will be on display over the stairs of the museum.
He also ordered referral of other suspects in same case to Criminal Court
Antiquities legally processed by the university were unearthed in 1960s
A more serious problem is that the collections retain and perpetuate the stereotypical narratives Europeans had – and still have – about Africans.
Babej’s art developed elements of ancient Egyptian arts into modernism by using bodies in different forms
Egypt retrieved on Monday 116 artefacts that were seized several years ago from different ports on their way out of the country, according to a press release published by the Ministry of Antiquities. Most of the artefacts, which were retrieved from Damietta Port, belong to the Muhammad Ali Pasha dynasty, and they include various sets …
The Ministry of Antiquities organised a new temporary exhibition in Suez, under the name Gems of Islamic Civilisation, with the aim of letting as many citizens as possible discover the Egyptian heritage that is only available to Cairo’s inhabitants. The exhibition, taking place in the Suez National Museum, showcases 51 Islamic relics which reflect the …
Following a chain of ancient Egyptian artefacts that are auctioned for individuals to purchase, Cristie’s Auction House announced putting dozens of Egyptian antiquities up for auction, which is set to take place on 3 July. The antiquities verified that belong to several periods in the ancient Pharaonic times. Under the name of “Antiquities,” the booklet …
Egypt retrieved on Thursday nine artefacts from France that were illegally smuggled and then seized by French authorities. Eight of the retrieved artefacts were caught with a passenger at a train station on his way to London in 2012, according to state media outlet Ahram Online. The artefacts include a human head carved in basalt …
Italy informed Egypt about incident 10 months after seizing trafficked relics
Egypt received on Tuesday 14 antiquities from Cyprus that were stolen and illegally smuggled in the late 1980s, the Ministry of Antiquities stated in a press release. The retrieved relics were given to Egypt on the sidelines of the Root Revival Week initiative launched by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and his Cypriot and Greek counterparts …
Insurance coverage ranges from €10,000 to €1.2m per piece, says Salah
The transported blocks are engraved with pictures of women holding offerings while practising religious rituals in a temple
Before displaying, the artefacts shall be subjected to first aid restoration and documentation
Ministry of Antiquities intensifying efforts to prevent smuggling and subsequent sale of artefacts abroad
The artefacts were discovered in the Mediterranean city of Damietta as they were about to be shipped to Belgium, a ministry statement said on April 18, 2014.
The museum’s collection is going to be evacuated immediately after a forensic inspection
The auction house was unable to provide documents proving who owned the items and Israeli authorities banned the sale, the ministry said, ordering 90 of the 110 artefacts to be returned to Cairo.
Ministry of Antiquities cooperates with all concerned parties to return stolen artefacts
Artefacts stolen during 25 January Revolution will be exhibited together for two weeks
The centre will work on documenting and restoring all the artefacts received by the Grand Egyptian Museum for its opening.
The artefacts will be moved to the Grand Egyptian Museum under strict security measures