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Dahshur Under Threat

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The site of Egypt's first ever complete pyramid is under threat as organized looters keep pillaging the site in search of precious objects.

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Two Arrested in Faiyum for Possession of Artifacts

Two renown suspects have just recently been arrested in the Faiyum in Middle Egypt for the possession of artifacts. Objects seized included around 25 Graeco-Roman coins and 10 statues.

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8 Million Dog Mummies uncovered at Saqqara

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Over eight million dog mummies have been uncovered at the dog catacomb at Saqqara. Several breeds have been distinguished but await further study.

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(Reposted) Nubian Archaeological Sites under threat from a New Dam in Sudan (incl. link to petition)

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The government of Sudan is planning to construct another dam (it would be the fourth in the country!) along the Nile and this pending construction has fueled some conflicts.

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US Professor Suspected of Smuggling Artifacts out of Israel

A retired university professor with a specialization in ancient Egypt was arrested on the suspicion of having smuggled artifacts out of Israel.

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Seven New Kingdom Tombs to be opened at Saqqara

Following restoration, seven tombs, of which one dates to the time of Tutankhamun and Horemheb, are to be opened to the public.

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Zahi Hawass causes uproar over Clothing Line

Having done a photoshoot in the end of 2010 to promote his own clothing line, Dr. Hawass has caused an uproar over allegations of having used actual artifacts for the shoot.

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Zahi Hawass' Sentencing appealed Successfully

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After Dr. Hawass filed for an appeal as reported earlier on AEO, the National Council of Egypt\'s Administrative Court issued a decree that will keep him out of jail and continue to serve as Minister of Antiquities.

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Lewis Binford has passed away

Renowned during the 'New Archaeology' movement in the 1960s, it has been reported that Dr. Lewis Binford has passed away at the age of 80.

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Zahi Hawass sentenced to one year in Jail

Having refused to fulfill a court ruling over a land dispute, Zahi Hawass has been sentenced to one year, relieved of his governmental duties and charged with a LE 1,000 penalty. (incl. response of Dr. Hawass)

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