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Egypt's minister of antiquities said Monday that a one-year jail sentence and removal from his job for refusal to carry out a court ruling has been overruled by an administrative court decree.

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Egypt antiquities chief plans to step down in protestupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 04:12:00

Egypt's antiquities minister, Zahi Hawass, said Friday he plans to step down to protest police inaction as the country's ancient treasures are being looted and vandalized.

Egyptian tourist sites to reopen; tomb break-ins reportedupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 10:02:00

Saying he hopes "tourists from around the world will soon return," Egypt's newly appointed minister of antiquities announced Thursday that tourist sites will reopen on Sunday.

Some missing Egyptian relics found, antiquities chief saysupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 09:50:00

At least two of 18 relics reported missing from the Egypt's main museum in Cairo have been recovered, the country's antiquities director said Monday.

King Tut statue among missing Egypt treasures, minister saysupdated: Sun Feb 13 2011 20:00:00

At least 17 artifacts from the Egyptian Museum of Cairo are missing following a break-in, the country's minister of antiquities said Sunday.

Egypt's ancient treasures savedupdated: Sun Feb 13 2011 20:00:00

Looters caused "minimal" damage to relics in Cairo's Egyptian Museum. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports.

Official: Restoration work begins on damaged Egyptian artifactsupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 07:08:00

Work to restore Egyptian artifacts damaged during anti-government protests began on Sunday, according to the nation's newly appointed minister of antiquities.

Alexandria Library savedupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 07:08:00

Despite the chaos, volunteers and workers unite to save Alexandria's famous library. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

Museum vandalized in Cairoupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 17:49:00

Dr. Zahi Hawass reports that vandals have created some damage to Cairo's antiquities museum.

Egyptologists fear for relics amid unrestupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 16:46:00

Egypt's major archaeological sites, monuments and museums were under the protection of the country's army on Monday, according to the nation's Supreme Council of Antiquities.

Vandals rip heads off two mummies in Egyptian Museumupdated: Sun Jan 30 2011 08:32:00

Vandals ripped the heads off two mummies and tossed relics onto the ground in Cairo's Egyptian Museum, the country's antiquities chief said Sunday.

Met returning 19 King Tut objects to Egyptupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 20:24:00

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is returning to Egypt 19 small objects that were entombed for centuries with ancient Egypt's "boy king," officials announced Wednesday.

Rediscovered walls protected Sphinx from winds, sandupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 06:21:00

Protection from the Sahara's howling dust storms may have helped the Sphinx maintain its steady gaze over the millennia.

Statue of King Tut's grandfather unearthed in Egyptupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 07:50:00

The upper portion of a limestone likeness of King Tut's grandfather has been unearthed in Luxor, Egyptian officials said.

Malaria, genetic diseases plagued King Tutupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 12:11:00

The legendary Egyptian "boy king" Tutankhamun, commonly known as King Tut, died of conditions including malaria and complications from a leg fracture, according to a study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

King Tut mystery solved?updated: Wed Feb 17 2010 12:11:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a forensic expert, talks about what the examination of King Tutankhamen's remains reveals.

Egypt severs ties with France's Louvre museumupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 11:02:00

Egypt is suspending ties with France's famous Louvre museum until the latter returns artifacts that it knew were stolen when it purchased them, the head of the country's antiquities council said Wednesday.

Cleopatra's tomb?updated: Tue Apr 21 2009 12:00:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on a discovery in Egypt that has archaeologists very excited.

New pyramid discoveredupdated: Tue Nov 11 2008 14:04:00

Archaeologists discover a 16-foot tall structure under the sand in Egypt is part of an unknown pyramid.

Pyramid discoveredupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 19:51:00

Egyptian archaeologists discovered the bottom portion of a previously undiscovered pryamid near Cairo, Egypt.

Time.com: Egypt Uncovers Pharaoh's 'Missing' Pyramidupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 18:00:00

Egyptian archaeologists unveiled on Thursday a 4,000-year-old "missing pyramid" that is believed to have been discovered by an archaeologist almost 200 years ago and never seen again

Time.com: Ancient Egyptian City Unearthed in Sinaiupdated: Thu May 29 2008 11:00:00

Archaeologists exploring an old military road in the Sinai have unearthed 3,000-year-old remains from an ancient fortified city, the largest yet found in Egypt

King Tut revealed!updated: Sun Nov 04 2007 21:36:00

For the first time, the mummy of King Tut is put on public display in Luxor, Egypt.

Time.com: King Tut Faces the Publicupdated: Sun Nov 04 2007 10:00:00

(LUXOR, Egypt) -- The face of King Tut was unshrouded in public for the first time on Sunday -- 85 years after the 3,000-year-old boy pharaoh's golden enshrined tomb and mummy were discovered in Luxor's famed Valley of the Kings.

Human footprint may be oldest ever foundupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 02:02:00

Egyptian archaeologists have found what they said could be the oldest human footprint in history in the country's western desert, the Arab country's antiquities' chief said on Monday.

Mummy is lost female pharoahupdated: Sat Jun 30 2007 04:31:00

Mummy is lost female pharoah

Antiquities smuggling: 'A crime against humanity'updated: Mon Dec 11 2006 12:36:00

She's 2,500 years old, stunningly beautiful and at the center of the latest smuggling scandal to have sullied the world of antiquities.

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