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The Gold Coffin of Nedjemankh surrounded by members of media during a news conference to announce its return from the US and display at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.

Egypt gets back stolen gold coffin displayed in New York

2 October 2019, 5:41 AM

Egypt exhibited on Tuesday the golden coffin of an ancient Egyptian priest that was returned by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art following the discovery that it had been looted and illegally sold. The finely decorated coffin is inscribed with the name Nedjemankh, a priest of the ram-headed god Heryshef of Herakleopolis, and dates to […]

New York’s Met welcomed record 7.4 million visitors in 2018

5 January 2019, 9:01 PM

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomed almost 7.4 million visitors in 2018, figures showed Friday, a new record for the venerable institution which in March began charging a fixed fee for out-of-towners.



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