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Iraq striving to recover plundered antiquities

Iraq is still striving to recover thousands of antiquities plundered from its museums and archaeological sites, as the war-torn country aims to develop its tourism industry to help rebuild its economy

Minister: Egyptian tourist sites will reopen on Sunday

Cairo, Egypt - Saying he hopes "tourists from around the world will soon return," Egypt's newly appointed minister of antiquities announced Thursday that tourist sites will reopen on Sunday.

Damage to priceless antiquities in Cairo condemned

MILWAUKEE - In light of this weekend's looting in Egypt and damage to some of the world's most priceless treasures at the Cairo Museum, Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, Inc., producer o

Barcelona the second stop for Roads of Arabia

In the heart of Barcelona, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia will exhibit 320 rare archeological relics - the legacy of cultural and historical heritage of the kingdom as the vivid reminders of the land, wh

Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities announces Saudi Travel and Tourism...

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) announced in a news conference the details of the Third Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market 2010 (STTIM 2010), which will be launched nex

SCTA one of the best among 10 e-government entities

According to the e-government program (Yesser), the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities won a leading position among the top ten government agencies that apply e-governance practices.

SCTA compensates owners of archaeological sites

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has allocated more than US$5 million to compensate the owners of archaeological sites. Dr.

Riyadh takes a tough stand against illicit trading in antiquities

During the 19th session of the Antiquities and Urban Heritage in Arab World Conference, which was held recently in Riyadh, Professor Ali Al Ghaban, vice president of the Saudi Commission of Tourism an

Louvre to host Saudi Antiquities Exhibition 2010

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman, the GCTA secretary general, and Mr.

Iraq tourism: Ambitious and wishful thinking?

(eTN) - If not for the ongoing war, now already over six years old, Iraq could be cashing in on its ruins - ancient, archaeological ruins, that is, for tourism’s benefit. There are 10,000 archaeological sites scattered all around modern Babylon.

Spain celebrates Pharaoh digs and digger

(eTN) - In Thebes, archeologists revealed an intact 11th dynasty burial of a man called Iker n the Dra Abul Naga area on Luxor's west bank. Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni announced the discovery recently, adding that the burial was found by a Spanish archaeological mission during routine excavation work in the open courtyard of TT11, the tomb of Djehuty.