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Khufu Pyramid closed tomorrow
Egyptian authorities have not only cancelled a meditation ceremony due to be held Friday, but have closed the Khufu Pyramid entirely for the day  
Official: Egyptian Museum is safe amid clashes
SCA officials say museum is safe, drawing 13,000 visitors within last three days despite nearby violence

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World Heritage Committee did not oust Egypt
Egypt's four year membership of the UNESCO committee expired

Abdel-Maqsoud sacked as head of GEM's supreme committee
Employees' protest forces dismissal of the head of GEM's Supreme Committee following investigation by Supreme Council of Antiquities

Egypt receives 122 stolen artefacts from Australia
A collection of 122 ancient Egyptian and Greco-Roman artefacts, found in Australia, will soon be on display at the Egyptian Museum

Sesostris colossus in Mansura is fake
The 12th Dynasty colossus of King Sesostris I toppled yesterday at Al-Muwafi Square in Mansura was not the original

Head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities pays condolences to Pope Shenouda III for Maspero victims
Mustafa Amin pays condolences to Pope and reiterates SCA's commitment to protecting Coptic heritage

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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Palestinians to push heritage agenda at UNESCO
The first site Palestinians' will seek World Heritage status for is the birthplace of Jesus, after they fight the battle for full UNESCO membership next week

Hunt is on for treasures looted in Libyan uprising
Ancient gold, silver coins taken from bank vault reappear in a Libyan neighbourhood market, but other treasures are not so lucky

Archaeologists Syndicate to have headquarters in Al-Razaz House
Al-Razaz House at Al-Darbul Ahmar area is to be the new headquarters of the planned Archaeologists Syndicate

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