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Van Gogh painting still missing

CAIRO, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Authorities were hunting Saturday for a $50 million Vincent Van Gogh painting stolen from a Cairo museum, Egypt's culture minister said.

Giant ancient Egyptian sculpture found

LUXOR, Egypt, March 1 (UPI) -- An Egyptian-European anthropology team says it has found a giant sculpture of the head of King Amenhotep III at a funerary temple in Egypt's Kom El-Hettan area.

Bulgarian elected first UNESCO woman chief

PARIS, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Irina Bokova, a former Bulgarian foreign minister, is the first woman to lead the United Nations' cultural unit, UNESCO, officials said.

Mubarak asks culture minister to stay

CAIRO, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Saturday asked his culture minister to remain in office after he resigned from his post last week.

Ancient coffins unearthed in Egypt

CAIRO, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- An Australian archeological team working in Egypt has unearthed three ancient wooden coffins in the past two months.

Egypt's Shura council elects new head

CAIRO, June 24 (UPI) -- Egyptian Information Minister Safwat Sharif was elected Thursday president of the Shura, or consultative, council in the country's bi-cameral parliament.

Ancient Egyptian cemeteries unearthed

CAIRO, June 13 (UPI) -- Egypt said Sunday an Australian archeological team has unearthed two ancient Pharaonic cemeteries believed to be 5,000 years old.
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