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NEWS: Ancient Egyptian objects recovered in Mit-Rahina

NEWS: Ancient Egyptian objects recovered in Mit-Rahina

Antiquities Police recovers Ancient Egyptian artefacts stolen from the Mit-Rahina archaeological site in 2011 (Source: Ahram Online). “While on routine inspection at Mit-Rahina, the Tourism and Antiquities Police uncovered on Tuesday a plastic bag concealing Ancient Egyptian artefacts. The bag was found half-buried in the botanical area behind the Hathor Temple archaeological site, located 24 […]

NEWS: More looted artefacts from Malawi National Museum recovered

NEWS: More looted artefacts from Malawi National Museum recovered

Some 16 objects reported missing from Malawi National Museum in Upper Egypt after it was looted 15 August have been recovered (Source: Ahram Online). “In the last two days a collection of 16 objects reported missing from the Malawi National Museum (MNM) were recovered. The museum was looted 15 August during deadly clashes that erupted […]

NEWS: Saving Egypt’s heritage

NEWS: Saving Egypt’s heritage

How have Egypt’s monuments and museums fared in the ongoing violence? “Last Wednesday night, the curse of the Pharaohs seems to have cast its spell over the Upper Egyptian town of Malawi in the Minya governorate, with the town’s archaeological museum being destroyed and looted. Malawi, once the capital of the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Akhnaten, […]

NEWS: 10 more objects returned of the looted museum of Mallawi

NEWS: 10 more objects returned of the looted museum of Mallawi

Looters caused extensive damage at the museum and took many artefacts (Source: Fox News). “After receiving two objects by a man in Minia yesterday, today the Ministry of Antiquities has received 10 other objects including a 20cm limestone statue of Thoth as a monkey, three pottery statues of 20cm height each, a 25 cm bronze […]

NEWS: New pictures reveal necklace created by the Ancient Egyptians made from gold, gems and 5,000-year-old meteorites

NEWS: New pictures reveal necklace created by the Ancient Egyptians made from gold, gems and 5,000-year-old meteorites

Researchers from the University College London’s Petrie Museum conducted detailed analysis of beads and necklaces, pictured, first uncovered in 1911. They used gamma ray scans to prove that the beads, originally believed to be made from iron, were in fact created using fragments of meteorites (Source: The Daily Mail). “Beads discovered on a necklace that […]

NEWS: Two statuettes recovered from the looted Malawi Museum

Two statuettes of the god Osiris which were looted on Wednesday from Malawi National Museum were returned (Source: Ahram Online). “Five days after the looting of Malawi National Museum (MNM), the town inhabitants succeeded in recovering two statuettes depicting the ancient Egyptian god of fortune, Osiris. The MNM was looted on Wednesday during violence that […]

NEWS: German boy finds ‘a mummy’ in grandmother’s attic

NEWS: German boy finds ‘a mummy’ in grandmother’s attic

The Kettler family plan to get their “mummy” examined by archaeological experts in Berlin (Source: BBC News). “A 10-year-old German boy has found what appears to be a mummy hidden in a corner of his grandmother’s attic. The “mummy” was inside a sarcophagus complete with hieroglyphic adornments, packed in a wooden crate. But it is […]