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Ramsess II's last journey
The first of the 1,500 artefacts planned for exhibition at the Grand Egyptian Museum overlooking the Giza Plateau has arrived safe and sound  
Resistance to UNESCO visit to Egypt to save artefacts
A UNESCO delegate is set to visit Egypt to help recuperate looted ancient artefacts post-revolution, but there is no Egyptian antiquities minister, and to boot the delegate faces scepticism of 'antiquities colonisation'

UNESCO delegation to visit Egypt next week
Following recent looting attempts on several archaeological sites, a UNESCO delegation is to tour Egypt to check the status of its world heritage stock

Egyptian museum wants its land back from ex-ruling NDP
The director of the Egyptian museum is asking for the return of the land of the formerly ruling National Democratic Party’s main headquarters to its original owner, the museum

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Hawass denies involvement in antiquities theft
Zahi Hawass, the former minister of state for antiquities affairs rejects all accusations against him and asserts that they are unfounded

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Egypt's antiquities moved for fear of looting
The antiquities collection at the Qantara East storehouse has been transported to the Cairo Museum after thefts

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Ancient Coptic church to reopen after 13 years for Easter ceremonies
Egypt PM Essam Sharaf is to officially inaugurate the Hanging Church in time for Coptic Easter ceremonies after 13 years of restorations to the building

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

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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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