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ِEgypt's minister of antiquities threatens to resign
Hawass cites failure of the police to protest Egypt's heritage as main reason for possible resignation  
Looting of King Ramses II's colossus thwarted
Archaeologists succeeded in thwarting a looting attempt of a 160-ton colossus of the 19th dynasty king Ramses II

Egypt's antiquity employees demands attained
An unexpected meeting at the ministry of state for antiquities affairs melts the ice between its minister and protesters, who have been picketing its building in recent days

Egypt's monuments and museums back in business
Following three weeks of closure the archaeological sites around Egypt are open to the public again

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Missing Akhnaten statue found, returned by AUC professor
The limestone statue of the monotheistic king Akhnaten, was found beside a trash can at Tahrir square by a young man, then return to the Egyptian Museum by his uncle, an AUC professor

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Another missing artefact found inside the Egyptian museum
A part of a missing New Kingdom statue depicting goddess Nakrit carrying king Tutankhamun was found hidden inside the museum

Old Cairo's Hanging Church restored
After more than a decade of restoration, the Hanging Church in Old Cairo regains its original lure and allure

The gospel according to Judas
The only known copy of the Gospel of Judas, which casts an unorthodox light on events leading up to the Crucifixion, is returning to Egypt

Mameluke makeover
Three restored Mameluke edifices in Cairo's Sayeda Zeinab district have reopened to the public

Safeguarding Egypt's Islamic Heritage
Although it was stolen three months ago, the theft of the minbar (pulpit) in Qanibay El-Ramah mosque was revived two days ago, creating a conflict between the Ministries of Al-Awqaf (religious endowments) and Culture

More than just a street
Al-Muizz Street is officially opened following its recent rehabilitation, carried out with a view to developing it into an open air museum to showcase the best of Cairo's Islamic art

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Egypt's archaeological sites are still being lootedMore break-ins at Egypt's archaeological sites reportedLooted artifacts from Egyptian museum foundAntiquities ministry employees protest against payPalestinians want Bethlehem on UN heritage listEgyptian Museum's priceless artifiacts restored World museums on high alert for ancient Egyptian lootHawass receives honourary doctorate from Lisbon