TOESTAND MUSEA EN SITES vanaf BEGIN 2011

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Berichtdoor Philip Arrhidaeus » Za Apr 12, 2014 4:11 pm

12/04/14
Egyptian police confiscate three mummies from smuggling gang

http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/98836.aspx
The tourism and antiquities police managed to apprehend a gang carrying out illegal trade in antiquities in Fayoum who were attempting to illegally sell a collection of 11 ancient Egyptian artifacts, officials reported.
Director of Fayoum Antiquities Ahmed Abdel-Aal told Ahram Online that the confiscated pieces seem authentic but are not registered in official documents, which means that they may have been taken from illegal excavations at archaeological sites.
He explained that the objects are from the Graeco-Roman era and include three wooden sarcophagi, all containing mummies. One of the mummies is an adult male, and the other two are adult females.
The collection also included five wooden portraits and the coverings of the sarcophagi depicting the busts of the deceased.
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Berichtdoor Philip Arrhidaeus » Wo Apr 30, 2014 1:55 pm

29/04/14
10 artefacts stolen from the Egyptian Museum recovered

http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/100154.aspx
The 10 artefacts, stolen from the Egyptian Museum on 28 January along with 44 other pieces, include of a wooden statue of King Tutankhamun covered with gold sheets and a collection of bronze, wooden and gilded ushabti figurines of his great-grandparents Youya and Thuya.
A bronze statuette of an Apis bull is also among the recovered objects.
Ibrahim told Ahram Online that most of the objects stolen from the Egyptian Museum during the 2011 revolution have been recovered, with 44 out of 54 stolen artefacts returned.
The objects will be restored and then placed in a special exhibition in the museum for a temporary period until they are returned to their original locations, said Ibrahim.
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Berichtdoor Philip Arrhidaeus » Vr Mei 02, 2014 4:27 pm

30/04/14
No consensus on tackling Egypt looting
Everyone agrees on the need to act, but controversy remains over what will work

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles ... ting/32561
Looting in Egypt has reached crisis point, but there is widespread disagreement over the best way to stop the theft and illegal trade of antiquities. Cultural heritage experts in the US have signed a pact to tackle the issue, and companies such as eBay and Christie’s have pledged their support. Meanwhile, ordinary Egyptians are turning to Twitter to try to save their heritage. Monica Hanna, the Egyptian archaeologist who tweeted for help last August after thieves swept through the Malawi National Museum in Minya, is campaigning to create watchdog groups around Egypt who will use social media to alert others to looting.
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Berichtdoor Philip Arrhidaeus » Wo Mei 21, 2014 7:48 pm

In navolging van mijn eerder bericht (uit AhramOnline) hierboven van 30 april 2014:
"29/04/14 - 10 artefacts stolen from the Egyptian Museum recovered"
10/05/14
An exhibition of 200 stolen artefacts opened Saturday at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square

http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/100905.aspx
Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim told reporters during the exhibition inauguration that 140 objects of the 200 on display at the exhibition were recovered from countries around the globe, while the other 60 were seized in Egypt by a force from the tourism and antiquities police before they could be sold on to antiquities dealers. ...
The most recent batch arrived two weeks ago, Ibrahim said, and includes ten objects that were stolen from the Egyptian Museum on 28 January 2011. ...
The exhibition will last for three months, after which all the objects will be returned to their original locations.
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Berichtdoor Philip Arrhidaeus » Wo Mei 21, 2014 8:20 pm

13/05/14
Antiquities theft foiled in Giza

http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/101187.aspx
Police have discovered two holes filled with antiquities during a routine inspection at the Hod Zeleikha archaeological site in Badrashin, Giza governorate.
Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim told Ahram Online on Tuesday that the artefacts include large pieces of granite stelae, clay fragments and statues.
Early investigations suggest the objects are from the Middle Kingdom.
The granite pieces could be from the foundation stone of a column, which suggests the existence of a temple.
Excavation work is due to start at the site to explore what lies beneath the sand, Ibrahim added.
Police will tighten security measures to prevent further theft attempts.
The antiquities were being hidden prior to being taken from the site at a later date, a police officer said.
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Berichtdoor Philip Arrhidaeus » Za Jun 07, 2014 2:27 pm

07/06/14
Three illegal excavation pits found at Akhmim archaeological site...
http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/103108.aspx
Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim told Ahram Online that the pits were deep, reaching seven metres. They include limestone blocks, some of which are engraved with ancient Egyptian and Graeco-Roman scenes. Plain mud-brick blocks from the Graeco-Roman period were also found, as well as granite blocks and clay fragments.
“This site could house a great Middle Kingdom temple,” Ibrahim told Ahram Online. He went on to say that the huge granite blocks found, each 1.5 metre in diameter, could be the foundation or base of a temple column.
The archaeological committee verified that the unearthed objects are authentic. An Egyptian excavation mission is to embark on digging the site to discover what lies beneath the sands.
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Berichtdoor Philip Arrhidaeus » Di Jun 17, 2014 3:04 pm

16/06/14
Ahram Online presents a biography of all new ministers...

http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/103877.aspx
Minister of Antiquities – Mamdouh El-Damaty
Head of the antiquities department at Ain Shams University since 2006, El-Damaty received his BA and MA in ancient Egyptian antiquities from Cairo University, and a PhD in ancient Egyptian antiquities from a German University.
He was deputy secretary of the Egyptian Museum from 1981 to 1987, and secretary of the Museum of the Faculty of Antiquities, Cairo University from 1988 to 1996. He has been on the board of directors of several cultural, scientific and archaeological institutions in Egypt.
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Berichtdoor Philip Arrhidaeus » Wo Jun 18, 2014 1:19 pm

17/06/14
Egypt's new antiquities minister optimistic in face of obstacles

http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/103987.aspx
El-Damaty asked the heads of the ministry's different sections to provide him with a new plan in order to complete all unfinished projects in a determined period as well as solve all obstacles that stand against their execution. ...
He promised to develop the ministry's working system in order to protect and preserve Egypt's cultural and archaeological heritage as well as upgrade the living standard and skills of the ministry's employees, curators and restorers.
In a step towards promoting tourism in Egypt, El-Damaty said he will work with all related ministries, like tourism, culture and aviation, to develop archaeological sites and museums.
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