Egypt opens exhibition of repatriated antiquities

CAIRO -- Egypt has opened an exhibition of the latest batch of antiquities that have been returned to the country after they were spirited out illegally.

See Full Article

The exhibition, held in Cairo's famed Egyptian Museum, has on display 198 artifacts from a total of about 500 pieces repatriated to Egypt in 2014 and 2015. The artifacts include 90 pieces from France, 55 from Germany and 35 from the United States.

Among the pieces that went on display on Thursday are an ancient Egyptian tablet and a sarcophagus, Roman-era coins and part of an ornate Islamic pulpit dating back to the 15th century.

The first such exhibit was held in 2010, part of an increasingly active campaign by the Egyptians to secure the return of stolen antiquities.



Advertisements

Latest Tech & Science News

  • Farmers frustrated with elk turn to Indigenous hunters who can legally shoot them

    Tech & Science CBC News
    Hunters and Gatherers is series looking at hunting and fishing in northern Ontario, how Indigenous rights can divide people, how some northerners find ways to share the resources and what sharing the land means for reconciliation. Source
  • Egypt says Ramses II temple unearthed southwest of Cairo

    Tech & Science CTV News
    CAIRO - Egypt's antiquities agency says archaeologists have unearthed remains of a temple belonging to King Ramses II southwest of Cairo, which may shed light on the life of the 19th Dynasty pharaoh, over 3,200 years ago. Source
  • Puerto Rico struggles with massive environmental crisis

    Tech & Science CTV News
    CAGUAS, Puerto Rico -- Raw sewage is pouring into the rivers and reservoirs of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. People without running water bathe and wash their clothes in contaminated streams, and some islanders have been drinking water from condemned wells. Source
  • Whales show brains, social interaction go together: study

    Tech & Science CTV News
    The rich social interaction and highly evolved brains of some whales are linked in a kind of evolutionary feedback loop, a newly published paper suggests. The research, largely done at the University of British Columbia, sheds new light on similarities between whale and human evolution. Source
  • 'Everyone needs to be afraid': Major flaw exposes Wi-Fi networks to hacking

    Tech & Science CTV News
    The U.S. government's computer security watchdog warned Monday of a security flaw in Wi-Fi encryption protocol which can open the door to attacks to eavesdrop on or hijack devices using wireless networks. The disclosure by the government's Computer Emergency Response Team could potentially allow hackers to snoop on or take over millions of devices which use Wi-Fi. Source
  • Hydrothermal vents found on Mars raise hope in search for life

    Tech & Science CBC News
    ?Evidence of ancient hydrothermal vents, similar to those found in the depths of the Earth's oceans, have been spotted on the surface of Mars in an area that used to be covered in water. The volcanic features are around 3.8 billion years old, dating from a time when life was emerging on Earth. Source
  • Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

    Tech & Science CTV News
    WASHINGTON -- It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created. Astronomers around the world reacted to the signal quickly, focusing telescopes located on every continent and even in orbit to a distant spot in the sky. Source
  • Flaw lets hackers read data over secure Wi-Fi

    Tech & Science CBC News
    Belgian researchers have discovered a flaw in a widely used system for securing Wi-Fi communications that could allow hackers to read information that was previously understood to be encrypted, or infect websites with malware, they said on Monday. Source
  • Astronomers see source of gravitational waves for 1st time

    Tech & Science CBC News
    A never-before-seen explosion from the merger of two dense astral bodies known as neutron stars has been viewed with telescopes for the first time. "We did it again," National Science Foundation's director France Cordova said in a press conference on Monday. Source
  • Orangutan orphans a sign of habitat destruction, group says

    Tech & Science CTV News
    JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The discovery last week of two orphaned baby orangutans on Borneo is further evidence that deforestation and illegal hunting are threatening survival of the great apes, an Indonesian conservation group said Monday. Source