As there have been many more developments since our last major update a week and a bit ago, a further compilation of news is reproduced here.
Appointed fresh as the Minister of Antiquities, a just created department, Dr. Hawass provides for an upate as of February 1.
SAQQARA // The Egyptian military has stepped up security for the country's museums and archaeological sites in the wake of looting and vandalism that has hit some of the world's most renowned repositories of antiquities.
An image of theft that has been reported to have taken place so far.
With a plethora of information and rumors coming out of Egypt during this tumultuous time, a compilation of current information is presented.
It appears that the Egyptian Museum has been looted. There has been no word on the extent as yet but rumors of 2 mummies having their heads ripped off is circulating.
The Egyptian people have been protesting the Mubarak Regime for four straight days - primarily in Suez, Alexandria and Cairo. Amongst this pressure President Mubarak has called for the government's resignation Friday, trying to create a half-measure and appease the protestors. However...
The School of Archaeology, Classics & Egyptology at the University of Liverpool has announced the programme for its Ancient Worlds Summer School 2011. This year they are offering both language and non-language pathways through a two-week summer school covering many aspects of the ancient world.
Dr. Neal Spencer, Director of the Amara West Excavation Project and an Assistant Keeper of the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, British Museum, sits down with AEO to tell our readers about recent events and developments with his latest excavation project.Read more...