Al-Ahram Weekly - Heritage

Tutankhamun: Exhibiting the archive

An exhibition of archival material relating to the discovery of the tomb of the ancient Egyptian boy king Tutankhamun is being held at the the British Embassy in Cairo

Ramses the Great shines in Paris

As a new exhibition on Ramses II mesmerises visitors in Paris, important work is being done to excavate and publish new information about the great king’s tom, writes Zahi Hawass

Al-Zaafarana Palace welcomes visitors

Named after the saffron plantations that surrounded it at the time of its construction, the Al-Zaafarana Palace has now been turned into an educational museum

Inauguration of Al-Shatby Necropolis

Al-Shatby Necropolis in Alexandria has been officially inaugurated after three years of conservation work, reports Nevine El-Aref

Cleopatra was not black

There is no evidence to suggest that the ancient Egyptian queen Cleopatra had African features.

Ramses II in Paris

The ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II, one of the New Kingdom’s greatest kings, has touched down in Paris as part of an international blockbuster exhibition

The secret tunnel of Seti I

Zahi Hawass describes the tunnel within the tomb of the ancient Egyptian king Seti I, discovered in 1817 but excavated over a century later

Questions on the Pyramid corridor

Could the previously unknown corridor that was recently discovered inside the Great Pyramid of Khufu hide the royal burial chamber

The discovery of the Golden City

Zahi Hawass writes on the ancient Egyptian Golden City discovered near the Valley of the Kings in Luxor two years ago

New books on Tutankhamun

Last year’s centenary of the discovery of the tomb of the ancient Egyptian golden boy-king Tutankhamun has led to a round of competition among publishers, writes David Tresilian

New Islamic heritage trail

A new heritage trail exploring 12 Islamic monuments in the Al-Darb Al-Ahmar district of Historic Cairo has been inaugurated.

Charlie’s song

Nahed Nasr enjoyed the season’s theatrical sensation

A visit to Salt Lake City

Zahi Hawass describes a recent visit to Salt Lake City in the US, home of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and a major tourist and cultural destination

Islamic monuments reopen

Three Islamic monuments in Historic Cairo were reopened this week after restoration, reports Nevine El-Aref

Towards the secrets of mummification

A team of researchers has come closer to discovering the secrets of ancient Egyptian methods of mummification

Three new discoveries

The mummy of a golden boy, the remains of a Roman city, and the tomb of a keeper of secrets were among the archaeological discoveries made in Egypt last week, reports Nevine El-Aref

Can you believe the Rosetta Stone is not in Egypt?

The Rosetta Stone is an important part of Egyptian history and should be returned to Egypt, writes Zahi Hawass

Afterlives of Tutankhamun

In the last in a three-part series on the centenary of the discovery of the tomb of the ancient Egyptian boy-king Tutankhamun, David Tresilian describes the afterlife of the discovery

Thutmosid tomb discovered

An ancient royal tomb from the Thutmosid period has been discovered on the West Bank of the Nile at Luxor

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