Monthly Archives: July 2011

Italian-Egyptian Center for Restoration and Archeology and the Association of Arts and Islamic Monuments will present an exhibition titled “Restoration and Restorers” later this month.

Al-Sennary Archeological House, the Italian-Egyptian Center for Restoration and Archeology and the Association of Arts and Islamic Monuments will present an exhibition titled “Restoration and Restorers” later this month.

The exhibition is scheduled to begin on August 8 at El-Sayeda Zenab and will last for four days.

Al-Sennary House will also hold a seminar to discuss the work of the Italian-Egyptian Center for Restoration and Archaeology.

Attendees for the exhibition include: Ali Taha Omr, Director of the Restoration Department at the Italian-Egyptian Center for Restoration and Archaeology, Hossam Ismail, professor of Islamic monuments at Ain Shams University and Tarek El-Morsi, an Islamic monuments researcher at Alexandria Library.

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19 Egyptian artifacts of Tutankhamon’s tomb returned from the Metropolitan Museum in New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City decided to return 19 Egyptian artifacts, most of which date back to the era of King Tutankhamon, after a series of bilateral talks between Egyptian and American officials. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Egypt’s Supreme Council for Antiquities signed a memorandum of understanding on November 10, 2010.

“Deputy Antiquities Chairman Atef Abu Dahab will fly to Egypt from New York with 19 pieces of Tutankhamon’s tomb,” said Mohamed Abdul Maksoud, secretary-general of the Supreme Council for Antiquities.

The 19 artifacts were discovered by Howard Carter in Tutankhamon’s tomb in 1922 and have been part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection since the beginning of the 20th Century.

The height of each artifact ranges from one centimeter (cm) to 1.9 cm.

The Egyptology department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art helped the Supreme Council for Antiquities restore the artifacts – which originally were taken from Egypt illegally.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s staff provided expert help during the restoration of the artifacts, as they had in 2009 when a granite piece of the Karnack Temple was returned.

The 19 pieces will be displayed in The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities in the Tutankhamon collection.

The pieces can be divided into two categories. The first category includes 15 small pieces. The second category has four unique and magnificent pieces, including a statue of small bronze dog measuring 2 cm in length, a section of a sphinx-shaped bracelet and a necklace.

Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamon’s tomb when the Egyptian government was permitting explorers and archeologists to take some artifacts.

All of Carter’s found artifacts were presented to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1939.

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A project designed to enhance and finance the management systems of Egypt’s nature reserves was announced today, targeting three nature reserves

CAIRO: A project designed to enhance and finance the management systems of Egypt’s nature reserves was announced today by officials in the Egyptian Ministry of Environment and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

The project will last six years and will be funded by the Global Environment Facility and the UNDP, said Mawaheb Abu el-Azm, executive head of the Environmental Affairs Authority.

The project will fund three nature reserves: Ras Mohammad National Park in Sinai, Wadi Al Rayan in Fayoum, and Wadi el-Gemal Reserve in the Red Sea. The goal of the project is to increase the revenue of these reserves by 500 percent, open an environmentally-friendly investment fund, promote and preserve biological diversity and to create job opportunities.

Biological diversity faces many challenges in Egypt, el-Azm added, including the lack of funding for such initiatives, climate change and toxic gasses in the air.

Egyptian nature reserves are a main source of revenue in environmental tourism, which accounts for 60 percent of total tourism in Egypt.

Try to come & enjoy Egypt natural reserves like Ras Mohamed Natural Reserves tours .Ras Mohammed National Park is one of the reasons why visitors visit the Sinai, it is an excellent place for diving and snorkeling. Underwater, you will find broad and terraced coral reefs, brilliant sea fans, and a wide array of fish.

Ras Mohamed Natural Reserve

Ras Mohamed Natural Reserve

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Team unearths first Roman-era basilica in Egypt

Egyptian officials say archaeologists have unearthed the first basilica erected in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria.

Team unearths first Roman-era basilica in Egypt

Team unearths first Roman-era basilica in Egypt

Antiquities authorities say the basilica is dated to the Roman era and was built on the ruins of a temple from the Ptolemaic reign that ended with the death of Cleopatra.

A statement Thursday says two parallel rows of granite and limestone pillars suggest the basilica was a social site that was also used for trade and judicial matters.

It says several statues of the Ancient Egyptian goddess Isis — one showing her breast-feeding — and others of the Graeco-Egyptian god Serapis also have been unearthed during five months of excavations that ended in May when archaeologists hit underground water.

 

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