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Egypt Court Jails Officials Over Stolen Van Gogh’s "Vase with Viscaria"

Cairo, Egypt - A Cairo court has jailed up to eleven local Government officials, including Mohsen Shaalan the head of the culture ministry's fine arts department over the theft of a priceless Van Gogh painting worth at least $50m (£32m). It was sto...

Egypt to Form Special Force to Protect Antiquities

CAIRO (AP).- Egypt's minister of antiquities says a special police force will be set up to protect archaeological sites and museums around the country, following a wave of vandalism and looting. Zahi Hawass told reporters Tuesday that authorities have ...

Egypt’s Top Archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, Warns of Looting at Country’s Antiquity...

CAIRO (AP).- Egypt's top archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, warned that the country's antiquity sites were being looted by criminals amid the country's political upheaval as he announced he would no longer serve in his ministerial post in the government. Hawa...

Egypt’s Top Archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, Warns of Looting at Country’s Antiquity...

CAIRO (AP).- Egypt's top archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, warned that the country's antiquity sites were being looted by criminals amid the country's political upheaval as he announced he would no longer serve in his ministerial post in the government. Hawa...

King Tutankhamun’s Stolen Dad Found; Egypt Sites to Reopen on Sunday

CAIRO (AP).- Egypt said it will reopen historical sites to tourism on Sunday as it sought to revive a key industry shattered in the turmoil that ousted President Hosni Mubarak. Archaeologists were cheered by the recovery of the most important artifact ...

Egypt’s Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass Says Some Objects Looted from Museum...

CAIRO (REUTERS).- Egypt's Antiquities Ministry has recovered some of the national treasures that went missing from the Egyptian Museum during an uprising which unseated Hosni Mubarak, the country's top Egyptologist said Monday. Items including a statue...

Egypt’s Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass Says Some Objects Looted from Museum...

CAIRO (REUTERS).- Egypt's Antiquities Ministry has recovered some of the national treasures that went missing from the Egyptian Museum during an uprising which unseated Hosni Mubarak, the country's top Egyptologist said Monday. Items including a statue...

Egypt’s Museums and Ancient Monuments Declared Safe by Authorities

CAIRO (AP).- Egypt's museums and ancient monuments, including the Pyramids of Giza, are secure despite upheaval in the streets, and officials recovered nearly 300 archaeological items that were plundered by armed Bedouins in the Sinai Peninsula, the g...

Nefertiti’s Bust will Stay in German Capital Says Berlin Mayor Klaus...

BERLIN (REUTERS).- Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit said Friday that Germany would not send the bust of an ancient Egyptian queen to modern-day Egypt because it was obtained nearly a century ago. Wowereit defended a German foundation's possession of Neferti...

Egyptian Government Officially Asks Berlin to Return 3,300-Year-Old Bust of Queen...

CAIRO (AP).- Egypt's top archaeologist has formally requested the return of the 3,300-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti that has been in a Berlin museum for decades, the latest move in his eight-year-old campaign to bring home ancient artifacts spirited...

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