“It is probably the largest complex and undisturbed find of its kind originating from ancient Egypt,” said Mohamed Megahed, head of the archaeological mission.
Should We Be Displaying the Dead Bodies of Preserved Ancestors?
The bodies of ancient “mummies” made the news again this month, when Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism opened one of the recently unearthed 59 wooden coffins.
In Cairo, Artists Use Pixels, Cyborgs, and More to Examine Technology and Belief
A trio of exhibitions laud technology as a springboard and a tool, while also probing the way it can harbor a quiet threat.
Egyptian Airport Officials Find Mummy Remains Smuggled in a Loudspeaker
Authorities intercepted the package on its way to Belgium after X-rays revealed dismembered body parts inside the equipment.
A Father and Son Propose Better Worlds Through Cyborgs and Infrastructure Projects
An unusual exhibition in draws a line between work being made in the heyday of Nasser’s Egypt and today.
Cairo International Film Festival Drops Acclaimed Egyptian Movie, Sparking Anger
After announcing the inclusion of Tamer El Said’s film In the Last Days of the City in its next edition, the Cairo International Film Festival abruptly removed it from its program, allegedly for screening in too many other festivals.
Townhouse Gallery’s Main Cairo Space Escapes the Wrecking Ball
CAIRO — This evening, around 6:15pm local time, Townhouse Gallery’s lawyer confirmed that a committee of engineers has deemed a demolition order, issued on Saturday, unnecessary.
Cairo’s Townhouse Gallery Partially Collapses
The façade of the historic building building at 10 Nabrawy Street in downtown Cairo that houses part of the revered Townhouse Gallery collapsed on Wednesday morning.
Artist Transforms Buildings in Cairo’s “Garbage City” with Massive Calligraphic Message
The destination of all of Cairo’s trash is widely known internationally as “Garbage City.” But over the past few weeks, the neighborhood of Manshiyat Naser has been witnessing an unexpected and vivid creation spread across its landscape, towering over the dirty discards that line its streets.
Crimes of the Art
On this week’s art crime blotter: cops catch Dale Chihuly employee stealing glass en masse, Nebraska teen lights sculpture on fire, and a Florida man’s tin-foil-wrapped house is not a hit with neighbors.
Egypt Plans Skyscraper Inspired by Giza Pyramids
For centuries, tourists have flocked to Cairo to behold the Pyramids of Giza firsthand.
Photographs from Life in the Tombs of Cairo’s City of the Dead
For decades, an affordable housing shortage in Cairo, one of the largest cities in the world, has resulted in hundreds of families moving into the cemeteries. Photojournalist Tamara Abdul Hadi went into one such community to document what life is like among the dead.