Egypt

Torched government headquarters to be returned to Egyptian Museum

National Democratic Party’s home to be demolished and land turned into gardens

Published online: 11 April 2014

Egypt museums hope grassroots fundraising will prove fertile

Officials are struggling to finance construction projects in time for planned 2015 openings

Published online: 02 April 2014

Colossal kings rebuilt in Luxor

Two towering statues of Amenhotep III had lain in pieces for centuries

Published online: 02 April 2014

Egyptian princess sculpture unearthed in Luxor

Amenhotep III’s beloved daughter stood between his feet in a colossal statue of the king

Published online: 07 March 2014

Great Pyramid of Giza vandalised

German researchers allegedly scraped pigment from a pharaoh’s cartouche, in an attempt to prove it is a forgery

Published online: 20 February 2014

Car bomb explodes outside Cairo museums

Scale of damage to artefacts and manuscripts is still unclear but Egypt’s antiquities minister describes it as “a huge loss”

Published online: 24 January 2014

Egyptian pharaoh’s tomb discovered by American archaeologists

The important find is the burial site of Sobekhotep I, believed to be the first king of the 13th Dynasty

Published online: 06 January 2014

French officials return Egyptian antiquities looted after Arab Spring

The objects were due to be sold online

Published online: 24 December 2013

Italy comes to the aid of Alexandria

Funds and expertise from Italy mean the restoration of the Egyptian city’s Greco-Roman Museum will resume after a long delay

Published online: 18 December 2013

Egypt’s government cracks down on illicit sales

The country’s antiquities ministry has its eyes peeled as looted objects appear in foreign markets

Published online: 31 October 2013

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