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Heritage
Action taken to restore Egypt Scientific Institute
A meeting to draw a comprehensive restoration plan for Egypt Scientific Institute is to be held Tuesday at the Ministry of State for Antiquities
Sharjah ruler pledges to help restore Egyptian Scientific Institute
Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi offers to help Egypt to restore the burnt Egyptian Science Institute and its historic book collection
The third phase of the GEM
A Belgium and an Egyptian companies won the bid of the third phase of the Grand Egyptian Museum
Archaeological committee to inspect burnt Geographic Society building
An archeological committee has been formed to inspect the Geographic Society building, burnt out amid clashes in downtown Cairo
Antiquities hotline to launch in Egypt on Monday
Supreme Council of Antiquities launches hotline to increase interaction with public
SCA appoints new ancient Egypt dept head
Abdel Hamid Marouf to replace Atef Abul Dahab as head of council's Egyptian antiquities department
40 scholarships for archaeologists
The German Archaeological Institute in Cairo has granted a number of scholarships to Supreme Council of Antiquities staff
Protest at Abydos Temple in Sohag suspended
The protest over the local shortage of gas cylinders was suspended when officials promised to meet their demands
Ancient Egypt
Antiquities minister eyes new policies for Egypt heritage
Developing the skills of archaeologists and sprucing up the administration of archaeological work top the agenda of the new minister of antiquities  
Avenue of sphinxes to open to public in March
The Avenue of Sphinxes on Luxor’s east bank is to be partly opened in March

New minister of antiquities, new strategy
Twenty-four hours after his appointment as Egypt’s new antiquities minister, Mohamed Ibrahim Aly unveils his strategy to spruce up archaeology

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

Coptic
A Coptic city uncovered in Dakhla
The remains of a 4th century city were found at Dakhla oasis

Islamic
Princess Samiha's former palace undergoes restoration
Ten years after being put on Egypt’s heritage list, Princess Samiha's former palace - now the Great Cairo Library - is finally being renovated

Official: Egypt Science Institute intact despite fire
Two-storey institute remains intact following weekend fire and nearby political violence; Restoration work to begin shortly

Old Cataract inaugurated after restoration
The exquisite late 19th century edifice of the Old Cataract Hotel has regained its aristocratic appearance

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