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Archives: March, 2011

Zahi Hawass appointed Minister of Antiquities

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After previously telling the world that he would not participate in the new government, in perhaps a surprising move, he is appointed Minister of Antiquities by Prime Minister Essam Sharaf.

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800 Artifacts still missing near Ismailia

It is reported that around 800 artifacts are still missing from a warehouse in the area of Qantara-East after armed robbers raided this facility following unrest.

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Egyptian Archaeologists threaten a possible strike, if Ministry Official is not appointed

The threat is coming as a result of Egyptian archaeologists demanding that a Ministry Official be appointed to oversee and take charge over archaeology related affairs.

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Final List of Objects missing from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

After Dr. Hawass announced several weeks ago that a detailed examination of the Museum's objects was under way, a thorough report was released listing the objects deemed missing.

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12 Missing Artifacts returned to the Egyptian Museum

After these objects were stolen in the late January protests from the museum, they have recently been retrieved again with the help of a foreign archaeologist, having contacted proper authorities.

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UNESCO Delegation to visit Egypt

In order to investigate the state and conditions of Egyptian antiquities as well as the site and its monuments, UNESCO is sending a delegation to Egypt shortly.

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'Before the Pyramids: the Origins of Egyptian Civilization' Exhibit to open at the Oriental Institute Museum in Chicago on March 29

Featuring more than 100 artifacts from Egypt's earliest history, the exhibit will examine, how the most important aspects of the ancient culture - writing, afterlife beliefs, architecture - can be traced back to this early stage of ancient Egyptian civilization.

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Museum in St. Louis, USA ordered to return a 19th Dynasty Death Mask to Egypt

After Egypt claimed that the death mask belonging to Kanefernefer, a 19th Dynasty noblewoman, was stolen, the US Government has now intervened to order the St. Louis Art Museum to surrender the artifact back to Egypt.

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"Nubia: Ancient Kingdoms of Africa" opened on March 11 at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World in New York, USA

Being the first Exhibit in New York to focus on Nubian culture, this exhibit will feature 120 artifacts and cover its history (mainly art) from its beginnings until its end.

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Ancient Egyptians traveled as far as modern day Chad?

New evidence has arisen recently to suggest that ancient Egyptians undertook this dangerous journey to modern day Chad - based primarily on new archaeological, textual, environmental and linguistic discoveries.

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