Egypt expounds on 'exceptional' 30-coffin discovery in Luxor

World / Science & Health Oct 20, 2019

Egypt expounds on 'exceptional' 30-coffin discovery in Luxor

Egypt's antiquities authorities on Saturday revealed the details of 30 ancient wooden coffins that were recently discovered in the southern city of Luxor. Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told reporters the coffins, with inscriptions and paintings, were found in the Asasif ...

Ancient Egyptian industrial zone found near Luxor

World / Science & Health Oct 11, 2019

Ancient Egyptian industrial zone found near Luxor

Egypt on Thursday unveiled two archaeological discoveries in Luxor, including an industrial zone at the southern city's West Valley, also known as the Valley of the Monkeys. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered 30 workshops in the industrial area, the Ministry of Antiquities said in a statement. ...

World Sep 27, 2019

Egyptian crackdown called biggest since 2013 ouster of Morsi

Egypt has arrested nearly 2,000 people in what may be its biggest crackdown since the aftermath of the 2013 ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, Human Rights Watch said Friday. The authorities have also blocked or interrupted various internet services and websites in a bid ...

Small but rare protests erupt in Egypt after online call for dissent

World / Politics Sep 21, 2019

Small but rare protests erupt in Egypt after online call for dissent

Hundreds protested in central Cairo and several other Egyptian cities late on Friday against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, responding to an online call for a demonstration against government corruption, witnesses said. Protests have become very rare in Egypt following a broad crackdown on dissent under Sisi, ...

Egypt asks Interpol to trace Tutankhamun mask over ownership documents

World Jul 9, 2019

Egypt asks Interpol to trace Tutankhamun mask over ownership documents

Egypt has asked Interpol to track down a 3,000-year-old Tutankhamun artefact that was sold in London for $6 million despite fierce opposition from Cairo, government officials said. Christie's auction house sold the 28.5-centimeter (11-inch) relic for £4,746,250 ($5,970,000) to an unknown buyer in early July ...

Tutankhamun relic fetches $6 million in London despite Egyptian outcry

Business Jul 5, 2019

Tutankhamun relic fetches $6 million in London despite Egyptian outcry

A 3,000-year-old quartzite head of Egyptian "Boy King" Tutankhamun was auctioned off for $6 million on Thursday in London despite an outcry from Cairo. Christie's auction house sold the 28.5-cm (11-inch) relic for £4,746,250 ($5,970,000, €5,290,000) at one of its most controversial auctions in years. No ...

Mohammed Morsi, who ruled Egypt between two revolts, dies at 67

World Jun 18, 2019

Mohammed Morsi, who ruled Egypt between two revolts, dies at 67

Mohammed Morsi, a bespectacled Muslim Brotherhood foot-soldier elevated from obscurity to become Egypt's first freely elected civilian president, has died. He was 67. He collapsed and died while attending a court hearing, Egyptian state media reported. He suffered a "sudden heart attack," state-run Ahram Gate ...