Egypt

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Historians bake sourdough bread with yeast that could date to ancient Egypt

The loaf, made with yeast extracted from an artefact at the MFA Boston, could provide valuable insight into ancient civilisations

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Ancient Egypt

Golden touch up: King Tutankhamun's coffin undergoes first ever restoration at new Grand Egyptian Museum

Famous Ancient Egyptian artefact transferred from Luxor tomb to Cairo for delicate conservation work ahead of museum opening

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Art market

Protestors gather outside Christie's as ancient head of Tutankhamen sells for £4.7m

Egyptian authorities had tried to stop the sale claiming that the 3,000 year old quartzite sculpture should be repatriated

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Ancient Egypt

Tutankhamun treasure tour exhibition drums up funds for new Egyptian museum

Travelling show of 150 artefacts started in Los Angeles and is going to Paris and London

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Restitution

Met hands over an Egyptian coffin that it says was looted

Describing itself as a victim of fraud, museum says it cooperated with district attorney's investigation

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Ancient Egypt

British Museum teams up with Louvre for revamp of Egyptian Museum in Cairo

But the disputed treasure, the Rosetta Stone, will remain in London

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Conservation & Preservation

Getty wraps up conservation effort at King Tutankhamen's tomb

Decade-long effort with Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities results in a ventilation and filtration system

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Museums & Heritage

Grand Egyptian Museum pushes full opening to 2020

Egyptian government hopes vast museum near Pyramids of Giza will win back international tourists

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Conservation & Preservation

Egyptian ibis mummy holds clues to crooks behind ancient clothing caper

Scroll hidden in animal mummy may lead to the discovery of more old texts

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How Egypt is destroying Cairo and civil society

The pharaonic new museum will not make up for misguided policies

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Exhibitions

World tour of Cairo’s Surrealists comes to Tate Liverpool

Show examines role of Art et Liberté in international fight against fascism, nationalism and colonialism