Category Archives: Editorials

Adventure in Dahshur with Vice Media

Vice Media came to Egypt to make a TV documentary on the looting of antiquities that happened all over Egypt after the revolution. With the presenter Gianna we went to Dahshur, where looters excavated extensively in search of antiquities. We visited together Dahshur’s Red Pyramid and entered also the burial chamber. I have entered all…
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The Fatimid Dome in Aswan – Another Episode of Ignorance

The recent episode of the Golden Mask of Tutankhamun, damaged by poor restoration, sadly highlighted the ignorance of some conservators inside the Egyptian Museum. Well, another episode of ignorance and mismanagement happened recently in Aswan, in Upper Egypt. Every year, the Ministry of Culture organises a symposium in Aswan where it invites sculptors from all…
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The Sphinx is Safe

The Great Sphinx in Giza is a powerful symbol of ancient kingship and the iconic symbol of modern Egypt. Carved from limestone, it is one of the oldest and largest monolithic statues in the world. About two months ago a deep crack appeared on the north side of this great monument. Archaeologists and conservators moved…
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A Visit to Johannesburg

Last week I was in South Africa for a three-day tour. I had already visited this beautiful country ten years ago, when I was invited by the Association of the Friends of Egypt to hold two lectures in Johannesburg and Cape Town. I had really enjoyed the beauty of the country and I was able…
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