Egypt

Looted coffin acquired by Metropolitan Museum is headed back to Egypt

US and Egyptian officials presided over handover at a repatriation ceremony in New York

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

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

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

Anna Brady. with additional reporting by Kabir Jhala

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

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

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

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

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

Grand Egyptian Museum pushes full opening to 2020

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

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

How Egypt is destroying Cairo and civil society

The pharaonic new museum will not make up for misguided policies

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

Egyptnews

How art is keeping alive the memory of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution

Five years after the uprisings in Cairo, the spirit of the protests lives on in cultural projects

Dashed hopes of the Arab Spring: Ibrahim El-Salahi creates new work inspired by protests

Drawings by the Sudanese artist will be shown in full for the first time in Istanbul this month charting an arc from hope to violence

From muted to politically charged: upheaval in the Middle East on show at the Venice Biennale

Nations are taking contrasting approaches to the region’s continuing political and social chaos

Egyptian archaeology is in turmoil after the fall of Zahi Hawass

Revolving door in Cairo as nation’s antiquities left leaderless

Politicsarchive

Egyptian collector Naguib Sawiris comes in third place in national elections

Al Masryeen Al Ahrar (The Free Egyptians) is led by the Coptic art collector

Return to power: Zahi Hawass reappointed

Hawass originally resigned due to accusations of illegal activities and military guard ceasing at archeological sites

Another casualty of the culture wars

Damage to the Egyptian Museum is just the latest example of the politicisation of archaeology.

Newsarchive

Arrest warrant for Phoenix Ancient Art director

In 2004, Egypt sentenced Mr Aboutaam in absentia to 15 years’ imprisonment

“This mask belongs to Egypt”: Zahi Hawass demands repatriation of ancient Saqqara mask

Hawass, head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, is asking the St Louis Art Museum to return an supposedly looted antiquity

Interviewarchive

Interview with His Highness the Aga Khan on Al-Azhar Park and the importance of architecture

In a rare interview, the Aga Khan describes his global approach to helping Islamic communities help themselves, while also restoring their past heritage

Sinai monks in historic agreement with British Library over Codex Sinaiticus

Ownership dispute has been set aside for joint study and digitisation of the world’s oldest bible

Lebanesearchive

Lebanese antiquities dealers prosecuted in US and Egypt

Hicham Aboutaam has pleaded guilty in the US to a Customs misdemeanour while his brother, Ali, is seeking to have his conviction by an Egyptian court nullified

Cairo’s five centuries of rubbish now a park, thanks to the Aga Khan

This vast landscaping and urban renewal project has also uncovered Saladin’s walls

St Catherine's monastery: A short history, from Moses to the Arab-Israeli wars

The incredible longevity of the monastery - or mosque, for a period - can be attributed to its willingness to change with the times

Egypt renounces claim to the Rosetta stone and other major antiquities

A radical change of policy as new director of antiquities takes over

Grand designs for Cairo Egyptian Museum include expansions and virtual restitution

After many set backs a new building is finally in the works, as well as plans for a modern solution to the dispersal of Egypt's treasures