Posts Tagged ‘Louvre’

ZahiHawass2-tabOctober has come and gone and it’s time to review our checklist of things Dr. Zahi Hawass had  “promised, hinted, and suggested” would occur during—if not before—last month.  So how did he do?

It is kind of hard to say someone had a bad month when they successfully reclaimed five artifacts from the Louvre and were appointed Vice Minister of Culture.  So call me a taskmaster, but those two things were not on the list…

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9
Oct

Louvre Museum Agrees to Return Egyptian Artifacts

   Posted by: Keith Payne

   in Egypt in the News

von-tabThe French Culture Ministry has agreed to return the fragments taken from the wall of a tomb located in the Tombs of the Nobles section of the Theban Necropolis on the west bank of the Nile River, across from the city of Luxor.  The tomb (TT 15) belonged to Tetaki, an Eighteenth Dynasty official, and depicted his journey to the afterlife.  The fragments were removed in 1980 and purchased in 2000 and 2003 by the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.

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8
Oct

Zahi Hawass to the Louvre: Rester Dehors!

   Posted by: Keith Payne

   in Egypt in the News

louv-tabDr. Zahi Hawass, head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities has drawn a line in the sand in another fight for the repatriation of artifacts.  France’s Louvre Museum has been told in effect to stay out of Egypt until they return four stelae that have been connected to the looting of an Eighteenth Dynasty noble tomb.

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31
Aug

Blogroll Roundup for August 31, 2009

   Posted by: Keith Payne

   in Egypt in the News

King Tut’s ET jewelry, News from the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Ramesses II in the Quran, Seti I, more mummy forensics, museum coming attractions…

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