Ministry of State for Antiquities, Egypt

The principal mission of the Ministry of State for Antiquities is to protect and promote the cultural heritage of Egypt, both independently and in cooperation with national and international organizations. To achieve its goals, it formulates and implements all policies concerned with antiquities; issues guidelines and permits for the excavation, restoration, conservation, documentation, and study of sites and monuments; and manages a country-wide system of antiquities museums. In addition, it oversees the publication of journals and books on archaeology and cultural heritage, and finances its own archaeological excavation, documentation, and conservation projects.

The Ministry of Antiquities is responsible for the protection of the rich legacy of all of Egypt’s eras, from prehistory through the Pharaonic, Greco-Roman, Coptic, and Islamic periods and into the modern age. Following 23 July Revolution (1952), all photographs of the Egyptian Royal family of Mohamed Ali were collected from the palaces and stored because it was against the principles and thoughts of the Revolution at the that time. Today, the collection is stored in the Abdeen Palace for members of the royal family.

Contact Details

  • Name: Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, Office of the Minister of State for Antiquities
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  • Address: 3 Adel Abou Bakr Street, Cairo, Egypt, 11211
  • Tel: +20 02 2736 5645
  • Website:
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