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UNESCO's alert to protect Libyan monuments
UNESCO urges the world’s nations to protect Libya’s cultural heritage through the country’s transitional period  
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The Avenue of Sphinxes is to be inaugurated in October
The avenue, built in the 30th Dynasty, has been somewhat neglected, but will be open to visitors later this year

The fate of Tutankhamun's touring exhibition
Will 2012 mark the end of Tutankhamun's international tour?

Egypt Minister of Antiquities Hawas to assert rights of countries with ancient civilisations in Peru conference
The protection of ancient artefacts, whether it be copyrights or the return of those held in international museums or smuggled antiquities, is one item on Egypt's minister of antiquities list at the Peru conference

New Pharaonic artefacts discovered in North Egypt's site of San El-Hagar
A collection of painted blocks used in the construction of king Osorkon II’s temple have been unearthed in San El-Hagar in the Delta city of Sharqia

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Khufu’s second solar boat revealed
Buried for 4,500 years, King Khufu’s second solar boat, designed to ferry him to the afterlife, has been uncovered

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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

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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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Chaos in the Caliph's Quarters: Al-Muiz Street in danger
The Supreme Council of Antiquities and activists launch a campaign to rescue the archaeologically significant Al-Muiz Street from encroachment

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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