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PHOTOS: What Remains Of A Famed Museum After Months Of Political Turmoil

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.04.2013 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Inside the Egyptian Museum, there are 200,000 items showing the splendor of the country's history — and few tourists to see them. ...

Cairo's Egyptian Museum Weathers Looting, Riots

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 11.26.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

One of the most memorable images of the revolution in Egypt was local citizens forming a human chain to protect the Egyptian Antiquities Museum on Tahrir Square. Sadly, this followed reports that the museum had been ransacked and looted. What happened during those tumultuous days inside the museum -- and how is the museum doing today, 21 months later?

Nefertiti: What Is Seen Cannot Be Un-seen

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 02.08.2012 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Thutmose perfectly captured Queen Nefertiti at the apex of her power and the peak of her beauty and so it is to him that she owes her eternal fame and in creating this work of art, Thutmose in turn lays claim to his place among the greatest artists in human history.

Stolen King Tut Artifacts Found

The Huffington Post | Melinda Brocka | Posted 06.12.2011 | Arts

At a press conference on Tuesday, recently re-appointed Egyptian antiquities minister Zahi Hawass showed looted artifacts which had been recovered. Th...

Zahi Hawass Officially Reappointed As Egypt's Antiquities Chief

Ahram Online | Posted 06.04.2011 | Arts

Five days after his meeting with Egypt Prime Minister Essam Sharaf renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass has been officially reappointed to the post of Eg...

Egyptian Antiquities Chief, Zahi Hawass, Resigns

nytimes.com | KATE TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Zahi Hawass, Egypt's powerful and controversial antiquities chief, resigned on Thursday along with the prime minister, after posting on his Web site f...

Egypt Opens Museums, Historical Sites To Tourists

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Egypt has re-opened many of its museums and historical sites which had been closed since the civil uprising started in January. Tourists visiting C...

Highlights This Week: Swimsuits, Cezanne, King Tut

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Love, mummies and street art. It's been a busy and eclectic week on the Arts page: from lots of Valentine's Day love to mystifying sculpture inspired ...

Key Statue Of King Tut's Father Found In Trash, Returned To Egyptian Museum

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

CAIRO — Egypt said it will reopen historical sites to tourism on Sunday as it sought to revive a key industry shattered in the turmoil that oust...

Credibility Gap: Two Gilded King Tut Statues Among 18 Objects Purloined From Egyptian Museum

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

We need more transparency from Egypt's Minister of Antiquities. If Hawass didn't know the full extent of the vandalism and looting, he should have acknowledged that, rather than giving blanket assurances that all was well.

Egyptian Museum Missing 18 Items After Unrest

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — A full inventory of the Egyptian Museum has found that looters escaped with 18 items during the anti-government unrest, including two gi...

Highlights This Week: Cellos, Cheaters, And Cyberspace

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

From cello renditions of a Kanye West hit to reports that creative people are more likely to cheat, from the discovery of a 1929 film of the Ballet Ru...

The Egyptian Museum: What Could Be Lost?

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Some of the world's greatest antiquities were threatened when petrol bombs landed in the gardens of the famed Egyptian Museum, Reuters is reporting. ...

Eyewitness: Egyptian Museum Hit With Molotov Cocktail

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

CAIRO, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Petrol bombs were thrown in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said. An Egyptologist said some had landed...

Egyptian Museum Scare Settled As Antiquities Czar Lands Promotion

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

In the aftermath of this weekend's security crisis at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Zahi Hawass, Egypt's newly-appointed Minister of Antiquities, told...

Egyptian Museum's Zahi Hawass On The Antiquities Looting Crisis

Zahi Hawass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

On Friday, January 28, 2011, when the protest marches began in Cairo, I heard that a curfew had been issued that started at 6.00pm on Friday evening u...

Looters Damage Mummies, Artifacts In Cairo Museum

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

With the unrest in Egypt continuing over the weekend, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo is now "under military guard" (AP) in response to an attempted loot...

Looters Behead Mummies At Famed Egyptian Museum

AP | MAGGIE HYDE and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Would-be looters broke into Cairo's famed Egyptian Museum, ripping the heads off two mummies and damaging about 10 small artifacts befor...

WATCH: Is The Egyptian Museum In Cairo In Danger?

hyperallergic.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Al-Jazeera is reporting a troubling development at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The Qatar-based news network has been extensively covering the politi...