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Four more artefacts are back in the Egyptian museum
Four ancient Egyptian artefacts, two of which were reported missing from the Egyptian Museum during the January revolution are back home
Palestine handed over to Egypt two objects thougt to be antiquties
A delegation from the Gaza strip delivers to Egypt’s minister of state for antiquities objects they believe have been looted from Egypt but prove to be only replicas of ancient Egyptian statues
Egypt and Iraq find ties that bind in their treasures
Egypt to share expertise with Iraqi museums and archaeologists in the staging of exhibitions and reclamation of artefacts abroad
Looted Egyptian artefact due to return this week from Mexico
A New Kingdom limestone relief that was smuggled into Mexico three years ago is soon to return to Egyptian soil this week
Egyptian musuem extends opening hours
The Egyptian museum in Tahrir Square to remain open an extra two hours on Fridays
More security measures are taken at archaeological sites
Police will appear again at major archaeological sites and tourist attractions
New archaeological sites to be opened
In an effort to promote tourism in Egypt, new archaeological sites and tourist attractions will be inaugurated soon in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan as well as Rashid and Taba
Reward set for ancient Egyptian artefacts looted during Jan 25 Revolution
Egyptian antiquities ministry offers LE 500 - 50 thousand ($86 - $8500) for the return of missing artefacts or information that leads to their whereabouts
Ancient Egypt
Madinet Madi now on the Egypt tourism map
The second phase of Madinet Madi development project in Fayoum will be inaugurated Sunday  
Statue of King Tutankhamun's great grandfather discovered
A 13 metre tall statue of the 18th dynasty King Amenhotep III is unearthed on Luxor’s west bank

Hawass convicted in criminal court but still holds Egypt's antiquities portfolio
Ahram Online gets the story from the antiquities ministry: Hawass appeals criminal court decision, which deposes him as antiquities minister for brouhaha over rental of museum bookstore

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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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Coptic
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

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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Islamic
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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