Thousands-year-old Egyptian sarcophagus opened on live TV

A sarcophagus containing an Egyptian high priest was opened on live TV during a special two-hour broadcast by the American channel Discovery.

Mummified mice and more in latest Egyptian tomb discovery

Dozens of mummified mice were among the animals found in a tomb dating back more than 2,000 years, unveiled by the Egyptian antiquities ministry with the aim of drawing tourists to the central Sohag province.

Egyptian zoo offers animals hot drinks during wintry weather

The Giza zoo on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital of Cairo offers animals milk tea and hot drinks with honey to help them cope during the cold, wintry weather.

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi takes over as AU chairman

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, passes the baton to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the powers of the body. IMAGES of Kagame passing handing over the chairmanship to el-Sisi

AU Summit opens with Egypt set to lead

The African Union summit opens in Addis Ababa and will see Rwandan President Paul Kagame transfer the baton to Egypt meaning Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will officially take over the post of ceremonial head. IMAGES

Exhibition of “rare” antiquities at Egyptian museum in Cairo

The Egyptian ministry of Antiquities inaugurate a temporary exhibition at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo showing the archeological work carried out by the joint French-Italian mission at the Tebtunis site in the city of Fayoum.

Carbon 14 dating

Videographic illustrating how carbon 14 dating works. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered eight mummies dating back over 2,300 years at a pyramid complex south of Cairo, authorities said Wednesday.VIDEOGRAPHICS

Salah retains African award to seal great day for Egypt

Mohamed Salah completed a memorable day for Egyptian football by retaining his African Player of the Year award in Senegal on Tuesday, hours after his country had been chosen to host the 2019 Cup of Nations.