The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Archaeologist Zahi Hawass Says Egypt's Damaged Artifacts to Be Restored in Days
Zahi Hawass, Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, center, standing near the broken vitrine containing the damaged New Kingdom coffin, in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's minister of antiquities has announced that artifacts damaged by looters would be restored over the next five days. Zahi Hawass also says that steps were being taken to reopen Egypt's famed archaeological sites, which have been closed since unrest seized the country two weeks ago. AP Photo/Sandro Vannini, Egyptian Museum.
CAIRO (AP).- The artifacts from the Egyptian Museum damaged by looters will be restored over the next five days, the country's antiquities head said Monday.

Zahi Hawass also said that steps were being taken to reopen Egypt's famed archaeological sites, which have been closed since unrest seized the country two weeks ago.

During huge anti-government protests on Jan. 28, looters climbed a fire escape and broke into the museum, damaging a number of items, including two mummified skulls from the Late Period.

Originally the skulls were thought to have been attached to mummies, but Hawass said they were being used to test a new CT scanner and were not from the royal mummy collection.

Among the 70 objects damaged was also a statue of King Tutankhamun standing on a panther and a wooden sarcophagus from the New Kingdom period, dating back more than 3,000 years ago.

The museum, which is right next to the massive protests still taking place in downtown Cairo, is now being guarded by the army. Initially, when the demonstrations began, civilians formed a human chain to protect the building.

The museum is home to the gold mask of King Tut that draws millions of tourists a year, and houses thousands of artifacts spanning the full sweep of Egypt's rich Pharaonic history.

Hawass also asserted that the nearby archaeological digs Saqqara, Memphis and Abu Sir were secure following reports of looting there.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

Today's News

February 8, 2011

Exhibition at Musee du Luxembourg in Paris Spotlights German Master Lucas Cranach

Surreal Objects: Three-Dimensional Works from Dalí to Man Ray at the Schirn Kunsthalle

LACMA And The Getty Museum Acquire Robert Mapplethorpe Art And Archive

Clark Art Institute to Explore Rarely Examined Side of Pissarro in Exhibition

Survey of Technological Developments in Photographic Representations of Trees at the Getty

The Hermitage and the Prado Announce Exchange of Important Selection of Works

Artists Take Inspiration from Prince William and Kate Middleton's Royal Wedding

Paris Exhibition Honors Associated Press Vietnam War Photographer Henri Huet

National Museum of American History Receives Eddie Van Halen's "Frankenstein Replica" Guitar

Exhibition of 19th-Century British Photographs from the National Gallery of Canada

Increasing Interest in Rare, 19th Century Oriental Carpets Continues Unabated Among Art Collectors

Stephenson's Ushers in a New Year with an SRO $300,000 Auction of Estate Art and Antiques

Signed Martin Johnson Heade Multi-Million Dollar Painting Stagnated By Troubled and Villainous Art World

Palestinian-British Artist Mona Hatoum Announced Winner of the 2011 Joan Miró Prize

First United Kingdom Showing of Robert McCabe's Work Opens at the Hellenic Centre

Art Naples: Naples Premier Contemporary Art Fair Launches in March

Natural History Museum in DC Reopens After Fire

Archaeologist Zahi Hawass Says Egypt's Damaged Artifacts to Be Restored in Days

Important Works Made in the Last Five Years by Turner Prize Winner Simon Starling at Tate St. Ives

Illustrator and Writer Maurice Sendak's Mural Painted in 1961 has New Home in Philadelphia

Important Collection of New Works by Claude Lazar and Margot Lazar at Franklin Bowles Galleries

Arp Museum Presents the Work of Gerda Steiner & Jorg Lenzlinger for the First Time in Germany

Exhibition at Museu d'Art Contemporani Illustrates The Otolith Group's Unusual Working Method

Acclaimed American Artist Bill Viola's The Quintet of the Unseen at BlainSouthern

Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard Present PUBLICSFEAR, their Frst Major Exhibition in London

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Awards 43 Fellowships to Virginia Students and Artists

UK's Ancient Secrets may Be Buried with Old Bones

A Night at the Museum 'Dream-Over' for Adults Provides Opportunity to Have Art-Inspired Dreams in Museun Galleries

Fashion Museums from NYC to LA, Paris and More

Pennsylvania Museum to Release 8 Items to Alaska Tribe

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- New light shines on Sandro Botticelli masterpieces at Florence's Uffizi Gallery

2.- Cincinnati Art Museum's Van Gogh exhibition brings guests Into the Undergrowth

3.- Degas retrospective debuts in the U.S. at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

4.- Special exhibition features large-scale photography by Richard Mosse & Edward Burtynsky

5.- Nobel panel gives up knockin' on Dylan's door

6.- An unprecedented, international-loan exhibition of works by Claude Monet is at the Kimbell Art Museum this fall

7.- Exhibition at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek explores Rousseau's landscapes

8.- Yoko Ono unveils her first permanent US art installation

9.- ArtReview's annual Power 100 names Hans Ulrich Obrist as the artworld's most powerful figure

10.- British artist David Hockney makes a splash at Frankfurt fair with 2,000-euro book

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful