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Supreme Council of Antiquities

Main entrance of the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities; the flag of the Supreme Council of Antiquities can be seen on both sides of the Egyptian flag

The Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) was the branch of the

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External links

  1. ^ "Al-Ahram Weekly | Egypt | Hands off, and we mean it". 18 March 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Al-Ahram Weekly | Heritage | Artefacts on show in nightclub". 28 January 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Al-Ahram Weekly | Heritage | Wrapping up smuggled goods". 9 July 2008. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Hawass, Zahi (16 July 2003). "Al-Ahram Weekly | Heritage | Dig Days Tampering with Nefertiti". Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Al-Ahram Weekly | Egypt | Antiquities wish list". 20 July 2005. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "CyArk - Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities". 9 January 2006. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Après le départ de Zahid Hawass, nomination d’un nouveau chef du Conseil suprême des antiquités en Egypte - Site Artclair - 26 août 2011". Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Moustapha Amine nommé nouveau chef du Conseil Suprême des antiquités égyptiennes - Site Artclair - 03 octobre 2011". Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "Egypt’s Zahi Hawass resigns". Bikya Masr. 17 July 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 


Ministry of State for Antiquities

  • Mohammed Abdel Halim Nur el-Din (1993–1996)
  • Ali Hassan (1996–1997)
  • Gaballa Ali Gaballa (1997–2002)
  • Zahi Hawass (2002–2011)
  • Mohamed Abdel Fattah (July-September 2011)[7]
  • Moustapha Amine (29 September 2011–2013)[8]
  • Mohammad Ibrahim (since 2013)

Supreme Council of Antiquities

  • Gamal Mokhtar (1971–1977)
  • Mohammed Abd el-Qader Mohammed (1977v1978)
  • Shehata Adam (1978–1981)
  • Fuad el-Oraby (1981)
  • Ahmed Khadry (1982–1988)
  • Mohammed Abdel Halim Nur el-Din (1988)
  • Sayed Tawfik (1989–1990)
  • Mohammed Ibrahim Bakr (1990–1993)

Egyptian Antiquities Organization

  • Mostafa Amer (1953–1956)
  • Abbas Bayoumi (1956–1957)
  • Moharram Kamal (1957–1959)
  • Abd el-Fattah Hilmy (1959)
  • Mohammed Anwar Shoukry (1960–1964)
  • Mohammed Mahdi (1964–1966)
  • Gamal Mokhtar (1967–1971)

Egyptian Directors

French Directors

Antiquities Service


  • Antiquities Service 1
    • French Directors 1.1
    • Egyptian Directors 1.2
  • Egyptian Antiquities Organization 2
  • Supreme Council of Antiquities 3
  • Ministry of State for Antiquities 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Since January 2011 the SCA became an independent ministry and the name was changed to Ministry of State for Antiquities (MSA).

The SCA was governed by an Administrative Council, headed by the Minister of Culture, and a Secretary General.[6] The SCA headquarters were located in the Zamalek neighborhood of Cairo.

[5].Louvre from the Dendara Zodiac and the British Museum from the Rosetta Stone Previously it has asked for the return of the [4], which it claims was removed from the country by deceit.bust of Nefertiti over the Egyptian Museum of Berlin It is currently embroiled in a dispute with the [3] The SCA also oversaw the recovery of antiquities either stolen or illegally exported from Egypt, and between 2002 and 2008 retrieved 3,000 artifacts.[2] Foreign archaeologists working in Egypt were required to report all discoveries and finds to the SCA before publication, a somewhat controversial rule that led to the expulsion of some archaeologists from Egypt.[1]

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