Antiquities - Ancient Egypt

Archaeologists uncover tomb of Ramses II treasurer in Saqqara

An archaeological mission from Cairo University uncovered the tomb of Ptah-M-Wia, head of the treasury during the reign of King Ramses II, during excavation work at the Saqqara necropolis, a statement by the Egyptian Tourism Ministry said on Saturday.

Giza plateau installs new electronic ticketing system

The Giza pyramids archaeological site is now allowing entry using electronic tickets, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced.

Nubia's Amada, Al-Soboua archaeological sites to be more tourist friendly: Ministry

Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said that a project to develop Amada and Al-Soboua archaeological sites in Nubia is about to complete.

In Photos: Restoration underway on ram heads discovered at Karnak Temple

Egyptian restorers are currently busy restoring the three ram heads unearthed at the Euergetes’ gate in the southern part of Karnak Temple in Luxor.

Grand Egyptian Museum receives Tutankhamun's 2nd shrine

A few months after receiving the fourth and third shrines of Tutankhamun, the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) received the second shrine and placed it in its permanent location at the boy king’s gallery.

In Photos: 'The Secrets of Gold' exhibition inaugurated at Luxor Museum

Under the title “The Secrets of Gold”, Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri inaugurated a temporary exhibition at luxor Museum highlighting the use of gold in the fabrication of jewellery since ancient Egypt right through the Islamic era.

'The Secrets of Gold' exhibition inaugurated at Luxor Museum

Under the title “The Secrets of Gold”, Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri inaugurated a temporary exhibition at luxor Museum highlighting the use of gold in the fabrication of jewellery since ancient Egypt right through the Islamic era.

An ancient Egyptian coffin and replicas: What Egypt sent to Expo Dubai 2020

Egypt has sent an anthropoid-shaped coffin of priest Psamtik, son of Osiris and five replicas of goddess Maat and King Tutankhamun’s collection, along with a group of promotional videos on Tourist’s destinations and the Grand Egyptian Museum

Cairo restores New Kingdom granite column in Saraya El-Qubba garden

Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, in collaboration with the presidency office, started the restoration project of the granite column of Saraya El-Qubba garden.

Egyptian archaeologists unearth collection of religious ritual tools at Temple of Pharaohs north of Cairo

The discovery is important because it includes the tools that were actually used in performing the daily religious rituals for goddess Hathor

Items from the Pharaohs Golden Parade on display in the NMEC

The sheet music, conductor’s baton, and samples of the clothes that were used in the parade are now on display at the entrance of the NMEC’s main hall

Statue of Old Kingdom priest recovered from Netherlands

The statue has arrived safely to Egypt and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has handed it over to the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

Egyptian Japanese archaeological mission to excavate second Khufu Boat completed

Cooperation between Egyptians and the Japanese in the Grand Egyptian Museum project started in 2006, when the JICA provided financial support for the construction of the Grand Egyptian Museum

In Photos: More than 65% of the treasures of Tutankhamun on display at GEM

100% of the artifacts are installed in their permanent location in the atrium and the grand staircase

Canadian Museum of History welcomes spectacular Queens of Egypt exhibition

The majority of the objects on view come from Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy, which houses the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities outside of Egypt

In Photos: Tickets for 'King of the Sun' exhibition in Prague sold out until 6 June

The exhibition was officially inaugurated in August 2020

In Photos: Egyptologist Zahi Hawass announces discovery of 3000-year-old 'Lost Golden City' in Luxor

‘Many foreign missions searched for this city and never found it. We began our work searching for the mortuary temple of Tutankhamun because the temples of both Horemheb and Ay were found in this area'

Egypt's Pharaohs Golden Parade: Story of the 22 royals

The 22 mummies were discovered in two cachettes in Luxor's Deir El-Bahari and the Valley of the Kings

Three kings and a queen from the New Kingdom to join the Pharaohs Royal Parade

The remains of the four royals are among 22 mummies that will be transferred during the parade from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to their final exhibition destination at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation in Fustat

Queen Hatshepsut, King Thutmose III to be part of Pharaohs' Royal Parade

The remains of the two royals are among 22 mummies that will be transferred from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation

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