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New discoveries on Luxor's west bank
The finds include a rare colossal alabaster statue of Amenhotep III, an 18th Dynasty king  
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News broadcast by BBC is inaccurate, says Hawass
The Minister of State for Antiquities announced that the BBC radio broadcast yesterday regarding the identification of 17 lost pyramids in Saqqara is inaccurate

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The tombs of King Tut’s high officials open for the first time to the public
Six ancient Egyptian tombs of top New Kingdom governmental officials and nobles were officially open to the public today in an inauguration ceremony at the Saqqara Necropolis

Old Kingdom relief first artefact repatriated to Egypt after revolution
A fifth dynasty limestone relief of a hunting scene is to be returned to Egypt from the Antikhenmuseum in Basel, Switzerland

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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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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20th century courthouse in Alexandria makes Egypt's antiquities list
As one of the newest additions to the antiquities list, the distinguished early 20th century courthouse will receive at least $6.8m in maintenance and will host a museum-like display of its period objects

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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