Fatimid Cairo to Become Prime Tourist Site Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni yesterday announced plans to make Fatimid Cairo a prime tourist attraction by 2008. Several new museums will be built in Cairo to exhibit Islamic and Fatimid antiquities, Hosni said, adding that encroachments around monuments in the capital will be demolished, and that, Read More

Dr. Mamdouh El-Beltagui, Minister of Tourism declared earlier this month that tourism in Egypt witnessed a boom last year, with more than six million tourists visiting the country. The number is the highest recorded in the history of Egyptian tourism. Beltagui said that tourists from Italy, Germany, Russia, UK and France topped the list.

A French archaeological team has retrieved more than 1000 artifacts, including statues and busts of Pharoanic gods and goddesses, from the Mediterranean Sea floor off Egypt’s Northern Coast, Egyptian antiquities officials declared earlier this week. The artifacts found during archaeological surveys last month date back to the 3rd and 5th centuries B.C. “The discovery, Read More

Dr. Mamdouh El-Beltagui, Minister of Tourism declared earlier this month that tourism in Egypt witnessed a boom last year, with more than six million tourists visiting the country. The number is the highest recorded in the history of Egyptian tourism. Beltagui said that tourists from Italy, Germany, Russia, UK and France topped the list., Read More

No longer an indistinct nebula in a constellation of destinations, Assiut can now be following its star within the vast galaxy of tourism attractions and sites in Egypt.  Once a fearsome governorate, it played a key role in the Pharaonic era when Thebes was the capital of ancient Egypt. Assuit collaborated with the Thebans, Read More

A French-Egyptian archaeology team has retrieved more than 1000 artifacts, including statues and busts of pharaonic gods and goddesses, from the Mediterranean Sea floor off Egypt’s northern coast of Alexandria, according to the Egyptian antiquities officials earlier this week. The 2003 Abu Qir Bay Department of Archeology Mission under the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Read More

Egyptian Deserts & oases attract European attention The Belgian newspaper ‘La Libre Belgique’ will issue a special edition on the Western Desert and the oases in Egypt, within the growing European interest in the Egyptian deserts and oases. This would, no doubt, promote one of the most important kinds of tourism in Egypt, named, Read More

The First phase of establishment of Atun Museum The first phase of establishing the Atun Museum in Minya will be tendered to consultancy firms next week. Minister of Culture Farouk Hosny said that the project will be carried out in cooperation with the German city Hildesheim. The project will cost LE 30 Million, and, Read More

MUSEUMS in Egypt are buried in treasures more this year than ever before. Enlarging the display areas previously available is the order of the day.  In the coming weeks, they will require more hands, more space to accommodate new finds and newly-retrieved treasures coming from within and without Egypt. Four hundred archaeological pieces recovered, Read More

Egyptian Tourism Minister Dr. Mamdouh El Beltagui announced a project proposal that earmarks $2.5 million for further restoration, development and lighting of the Edfu Temple in Upper Egypt. Upon completion of the latest mission carried out in several stages, the Aswan monument will be finally open to tourists at night anytime this month. The, Read More