Antiquities - Islamic

Rosetta’s Citadel of Qaitbay is safe, open after heavy rainfall: Egyptian official

Rosetta’s Citadel of Qaitbay, commonly known as Fort Julien, is safe and open to visitors in the Egyptian city of Rashid after its vicinity was flooded by rainwater, a senior antiquities official said Saturday.

Egyptian authorities seize collection of ancient manuscripts at Cairo Int'l Airport

Authorities at Cairo International Airport seized a collection of manuscripts from different ages, an Ottoman coining die and two papyri from a passenger.

Wooden edge of dome at Cairo's Al-Sultan Hassan Mosque collapses; no damage to monument

A team of restorers and archaeologists were sent to the mosque to start the conservation

In Photos: The dome of Al-Imam Al-Shafei Mosque inaugurated after restoration

El-Enany pointed out the mausoleum is one of the most important Islamic monuments in Egypt because it has an ambitious wooden dome considered the largest in Egypt

In Photos: Cairo’s Dome of Mamluk Qansuh Abu Said restored

The dome was constructed in 1498 AD to be the burial ground of the Mamluk sultan

A collection of gold dinars from the Abbasid era unearthed in Fayoum

The collection was found wrapped in a linen roll tied to a clay seal bearing unclear symbols

Islamic Cairo's Sultan Abul-Ela Mosque pulpit glass-covered for protection

The transparent barriers will reduce the risk of theft by up to 85 percent

The essence of Ramadan

With the advent of Ramadan, Ahram Online takes this opportunity to remind us of the essence of the holy month and what makes it priceless

Sufi celebrations for middle of Shaaban month cancelled in Egypt

Sufi orders will celebrate at home rather than gathering in mosques, as is traditional

Red Monastery in Sohag is today's tourism and antiquities ministry virtual tour

The tour is part of an initiative to bring ancient Egyptian civilisation to audiences worldwide who are staying at home in the fight against Covid-19

Renovated Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue to open on Friday in Alexandria after restoration

The restoration highlights the tourism ministry’s view that Jewish antiquities are an integral part of Egyptian heritage, expert says

Walking a Sufi path

Dina Ezzat continues her walks with historian and guide Youssef Osama, this week through the graves of Sufi saints in Cairo

Restoration works start on the pulpit of Al-Zaher Baybars Mosque

The projects department at the Ministry of Antiquities will itself oversee the reconstruction of the pulpit of Al-Zaher Baybars Mosque

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