Antiquities - Ancient Egypt

In Photos: Ancient engravings, reliefs uncovered during restoration of Temple of Esna

The Egyptian-German archaeological mission has uncovered original reliefs and engravings on the walls and ceilings of Temple of Esna in Luxor, Upper Egypt during ongoing restoration work.

Mummification Museum in Luxor to celebrate its 25th anniversary with free guided tours

To mark the 25th anniversary of the inauguration of the Mummification Museum in Luxor, the museum offered free guided tours to Egyptian visitors on Saturday 7 May.

In Photos: Renowned architects Adrian Smith, Gordon Gill visit Giza Pyramids

World renowned architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill and their staff visited the Giza Pyramids in the accompaniment of Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass on Thursday.

Egypt uncovers remains of Zeus Caseous Temple in North Sinai

An Egyptian archaeological mission uncovered the remains of the Graeco-Roman Temple of Zeus Caseous in Tel Farama site in North Sinai.

Hatshepsut obelisk re-erected in original location at Karnak Temple

After decades of laying beside the sacred lake at Luxor’s Karnak Temple, a team of Egyptian restorers and archaeologists succeeded in re-erecting the restored Hatshepsut’s obelisk on Saturday.

In Photos: A part of the Babylon fort in Old Cairo opened to public after restoration

After decades of being closed to visitors, a part of the Babylon fort located within the façade of the Coptic Museum in Old Cairo was inaugurated on Sunday.

In Photos: Five ancient Egyptian tombs uncovered in Saqqara

Five tombs from the Old Kingdom and First Intermediate eras were recently uncovered during excavations carried out on the northeastern side of King Merenre Pyramid in Saqqara necropolis.

Administrative Centre from the First Intermediate Period uncovered in Kom Ombo

Remains of a large administrative facility from the First Intermediate Period were uncovered during an excavation carried out by an Austrian-Egyptian mission led by Eriny Foster this week at the Upper Egyptian town of Kom Ombo that lies approximately 45 km north of Aswan on the east bank of the Nile River.

Collection of 13 gigantic colossi arrive safely to GEM

The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) received on Monday a collection of gigantic colossi from the Egyptian museum in Tahrir that includes a pair of statues of the Ancient Egyptian gods Amun-Re and Mut, a red granite column of king Ramses II, a limestone statue of the goddess Isis holding her son — Horus — along with other gigantic artefacts.

VIDEO: Egypt celebrates first solar alignment of the year at Abu Simbel

Minister of Antiquities and Tourism Khaled El-Enany and Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayem attended on Monday evening a major musical and dance show at the foot of Abu Simbel Temple in Aswan ahead of the biannual solar alignment at the site.

In Photos: Egypt’s museums showcase artefacts celebrating love on Valentine's Day

A number of Egyptian museums are celebrating Valentine's Day by showcasing artefacts, some of which are being displayed for the first time, that highlight the concept of love in ancient Egypt.

Southern corner of the Great Pyramid of Khufu revealed for the first time in decades

Visitors to the Giza Plateau can now finally enjoy an unobstructed view of the entire southern angle of the Great Pyramid of Khufu, after the Khufu Boat Museum that had blocked the view for decades was removed.

In Photos: Huge blocks for Sphinx-shaped King Amenhotep III colossi remain from ritual scenes uncovered in Luxor

A German-Egyptian mission directed by Hourig Sourouzian uncovered a collection of huge limestone pieces belonging to a pair of royal sphinxes as well as the remains of walls and columns decorated with festive and ritual scenes in Luxor.

In Photos: Middle Kingdom mining mission premises unearthed in South Sinai

An Egyptian archaeological mission unearthed remains from an ancient mining mission in South Sinai that dates to Ancient Egypt’s Middle Kingdom, the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) announced on Monday.

Digital unwrapping of King Amenhotep I reveals facial features, mummification process

The first-ever digital unwrapping of a mummy, which was conducted on ancient Egyptian King Amenhotep I, has revealed for the first time the king’s facial features as well as details related to his mummification process and reburial.

Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities releases the 88th volume of Annals du Service des Antiquités de l’Égypte

Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities released the 88th volume of the Annals du Service des Antiquités de l’Égypte (ASAE), which was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Photos: Grand Egyptian Museum receives collection of ancient stone reliefs

The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) has received a collection of 23 artefacts, including large stone reliefs, transported from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir and Saqqara and Ismailia archaeological sites.

Second phase of e-ticketing system implemented at Giza pyramids archaeological site

The Giza Pyramid archaeological site has installed and begun operating the electronic ticketing gates at its entrance as part of the second phase of its e-ticketing system.

Cache of 13,000 ostraca unearthed in Upper Egypt's Sohag

A German-Egyptian mission at Al-Sheikh Hamad archaeological site in Tel Atribis in Sohag has unearthed a collection of 13,000 ostraca (clay vessel fragments) which bear engraved text in demotic, hieratic, Coptic, Greek and Arabic, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism said on Wednesday.

Egypt has recovered nearly 30,000 antiquities since 2011: Official

Egypt has recovered nearly 30,000 illegally smuggled artifacts from abroad since 2011, including 5,300 in 2021 alone, General Supervisor of the Repatriation Antiquities Department Shaaban Abdel-Gawad said on Saturday.

1 2 3 4 5