Archaeology

Egyptian PM’s visit to archaeological site set to boost tourism

Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly's historic visit to the Saqqara archaeological site took place ahead of the inauguration of several new museums in the coming months.

Mohammad Hanafi | Archaeology | Oct 25, 2020
al-monitor Policemen walk along a promontory overlooking (R to L) the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), the Pyramid of Khafre (Chephren) and the Pyramid of Menkaure (Menkheres) at the Giza Pyramids necropolis on the southwestern outskirts of Cairo before an official ceremony launching the trial operations of the site's first environmentally friendly electric bus and restaurant as part of a wider development plan at the necropolis, Egypt, Oct. 20, 2020. Photo by KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images.

Egypt discovers ancient coffins in major archaeological find

Egypt unveils a major archaeological discovery in the Saqqara necropolis, with 59 coffins dating back more than 2,500 years.

Doaa Fareed | Archaeology | Oct 8, 2020
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British archaeology falls prey to Turkey's nationalist drive

The decision to seize seed collections from the British Institute at Ankara are linked to the Turkish president's wider Islamo-nationalist campaign.

Amberin Zaman | Archaeology | Oct 7, 2020
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Egypt reviving Luxor's Grand Avenue of Sphinxes

Egypt is moving ahead with the restoration of the Grand Avenue of Sphinxes, which experts say will be a great cultural achievement for Egypt and an exquisite addition to the study of the ancient Egyptian civilization.

Amr Emam | Archaeology | Oct 6, 2020
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Grand Egyptian Museum to display thousands of artifacts

Egypt gears up for the big opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum in 2021, where 50,000 artifacts will be displayed.

Alaa Omran | Archaeology | Oct 5, 2020
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