Press Releases



New discoveries are constantly being made in Egypt. On this page you will find links to the the SCA's press releases, giving you the latest news on excavations, restoration work, and conservation projects of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. These are issued by the Press Office of the SCA, which is responsible for releasing all information related to the cultural heritage of Egypt to the national and international media.

For further information regarding specific press releases or to be added to the media contact list, please contact the Press Office.

To read Dr. Hawass's monthly summaries of the most exciting recent discoveries and projects in Egypt, please visit the Breaking News section.

Current Releases:

June 4th, 2011: Preservation, site management and valorisation of Saqqara Archaeological Site_ Memphis and its Necropolis.

Press Archives:

May 3th, 2011: Objects Return to the Egyptian Museum.

May 3th, 2011: List of Objects Missing from the Egyptian Museum

April 12th, 2011: Four Objects Return to the Egyptian Museum.

April 10th, 2011: New department at the MSA for the employees concerns and complaints

April 7th, 2011: Exhibition of Art about the 25th January Revolution in Egypt

April 5th, 2011: Artifacts Missing from the American University in Cairo

April 5th, 2011: Minister of Antiquities Meeting with Egyptian Military

March 28th, 2011: List of 5 Objects Recovered from the Egyptian Museum

March 17th, 2011: List of 12 Objects Recovered from the Egyptian Museum

March 3th , 2011: The status of Egyptian antiquities today, March 3, 2011

February 12th , 2011: Sad News

February 11th, 2011: Restoration continues at the Egyptian Museum, Cairo

February 9th, 2011: The State of Egyptian Antiquities

February 8th, 2011: Another day and the Sphinx is still sad: further updates on the state of Egyptian Antiquities

February 7th, 2011: The restoration of the damaged objects at the Egyptian Museum

February 6th, 2011: The State of Egyptian Antiquities

February 5th, 2011: The Sphinx is Sad

February 4th, 2011: The State of Egyptian Antiquities

February 3rd, 2011: The State of Egyptian Antiquities

February 2nd, 2011: The State of Egyptian Antiquities

February 1st, 2011: The State of Egyptian Antiquities

January 30th, 2011: The State of Egyptian Antiquities

December 26th, 2010: Cache of demotic ostraca found at Soknopaiou Nesos in the Fayoum

December 23rd, 2010: The SCA announces a new medical insurance plan for all employees

December 17th, 2010: With the Support of Egypt Peru succeeds in repatriating artifacts from Yale University

December 16th, 2010: Two new statuary fragments uncovered at the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III

December 14th, 2010: New Facilities at Egyptian Museum

December 6th, 2010: Dr. Zahi Hawass receives Personalty of the Year Award from Spanish architectural heritage association

November 28th, 2010: The newly installed lighting system on the west bank of Luxor

November 15th, 2010: Twelve sphinxes and a new road found in Luxor

November 10th, 2010: Metropolitan Museum of Art to return 19 objects from King Tutankhamun's tomb

November 4th, 2010: A new statue of Amenhotep III uncovered in Luxor

November 2nd, 2010: New Discoveries near the valley temple of Khafre at Giza

October 30th, 2010: King Tut exhibtion in Australia

October 18th, 2010: Excavators unearth 4,400-year-old tomb of important priest at Giza

October 14th, 2010: Announcement and Call for Papers for the 11th International Congress of Egyptologists

October 12th, 2010: New agreement with China for the protection of cultural heritage

October 2nd, 2010: Double statue of King Amenhotep III found at Kom el-Hittan in Luxor

August 5th, 2010: Inspection of the Museum of Islamic Art by Minister of Culture Farouk Hosny and Dr. Hawass

Farouk Hosni and Dr. Zahi Hawass hold a press conference about the pylon tower raised from Alexandria Harbor (Photo: M. Rehan)