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Egyptian art

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Paris dealer who sold golden sarcophagus to New York’s Metropolitan Museum charged with fraud and money laundering

The work was returned to Egypt last year after officials were shown evidence it might have been looted during the Arab Spring in 2011

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Obituaries

Adam Henein—the Egyptian sculptor who spent a decade restoring the Great Sphinx—has died, aged 91

Rose Issa, curator and friend of the artist, shares the life story of one of the most important sculptors in the Arab world

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Restitution

Archaeologist launches private bid to retrieve priceless Egyptian treasures from European museums

Zahi Hawass, former Egyptian minister of antiquities, corrals international team of experts to press institutions for return of important artefacts

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Exhibitions

As demonstrations return to Cairo, Egyptian protest artist goes on show in new London space

Exhibition of street artist Bahia Shehab's work opens at Aga Khan Centre Gallery in King's Cross

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July 2014

'The most important Egyptian sculpture ever to come to market': UK city council risks ire by selling off £6m ancient sculpture

Northampton, which wants to raise funds for a gallery extension, is putting its museums' Arts Council accreditation at risk

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Obituaries

Obituary of Werner Kaiser

His pioneering work brought new aspects of ancient Egyptian art and archaeology to light.

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Politics

Egyptian collector Naguib Sawiris comes in third place in national elections

Al Masryeen Al Ahrar (The Free Egyptians) is led by the Coptic art collector

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Zahi Hawass

Return to power: Zahi Hawass reappointed

Hawass originally resigned due to accusations of illegal activities and military guard ceasing at archeological sites

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Egyptian art

Bolton’s fake Egyptian princess returns to the duped museum

While its real antiquities from Egypt travel to China

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Tate Modern

New acquisitions by Tate Modern show commitment to diversifying collection

Art from across the globe has recently found a home in Bankside

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Brooklyn Museum

Revealed: one third of Brooklyn Museum’s Coptic collection is fake

Specialists warn that museums in the US and Europe will now have to re-examine their own sculptures

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Fakes & copies

How the entire British art world was duped by a fake Egyptian statue

The British Museum, Christie’s, the National Art Collections Fund and the Inland Revenue, among others, were all fooled

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Zahi Hawass

“This mask belongs to Egypt”: Zahi Hawass demands repatriation of ancient Saqqara mask

Hawass, head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, is asking the St Louis Art Museum to return an supposedly looted antiquity

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Zahi Hawass

“Modern man is the true curse of Egypt”: Zahi Hawass is responsible for all archaeological sites in Egypt

Hawass discusses about his latest projects

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Art Basel

Classical antiquities fare better than decorative arts and paintings: Cultura Basel 2000

Cultura Basel ’00 fair report

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Art market

The market for antiquities is growing, unfazed by protesters

As last month’s antiquities sales boomed, The Art Newspaper surveyed leading dealers and specialists in New York