General Travel News

Egyptian forum on stolen artifacts opens

An international conference on recovering Egypt’s stolen artifacts opened yesterday in Cairo by Zahi Hawass, head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA). One of the keys points highlighted in the forum was that countries need to come together and cooperate with one another to recover their looted treasures. "We need to cooperate, we need a unification between our countries," Hawass told antiquities officials, deputy culture ministers and museum directors from 21 countries at the two-day forum.
"We will battle together," he said, adding that "maybe we will not succeed in a lifetime (but) we have to open the subject."
Hawass urged delegates to draw up lists of artifacts missing from their countries and displayed in museums abroad. "This conference shows the importance many countries place in joining forces," said Elena Korka, who is in charge of protecting Greece's cultural heritage.
About 30 countries were invited to participate in the forum out of which 21 have sent their delegates. These include Austria, Bolivia, Chili, China, Cyprus, Ecuador, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Italy, Libya, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Syria and the United States. Britain, France and Germany, that have been repeatedly accused by Egypt of taking their Pharaonic artifacts, are not attending.
 

More General Travel News
Eid Mubarak to all Irhal visitors
Experience the peaks near Lausanne Switzerland
Emirates Palace Hotel Abu Dhabi launches summer camp for children
Latest Travel News
Emirates voted ‘Best Business Airline’ a...
Tourism to contribute SR118 billion to S...
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi to celebrate M...
Featured Sights To See
Children’s Museum

Children’s Museum

Muscat, Oman

This museum was opened in 1990. It is a unique structure easily differentiated from its surroundings by its twin domes. The Children’s Museum is primarily a science museum with a focus on the environment and nature. For tourists travelling with their children, this is an ideal stop. The interactive exhibits are fantastic and children are able to participate in virtual tours. Timings: Saturda...

Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida

Bali, Indonesia

This is a small island located off the coast of Bali, perfect for snorkeling, diving and sailing. You can purchase a tour for an entire day or spend a couple of days there. The following are just a few of the tour companies offering tours, you may be able to find better options through your hotel or by asking the locals....

Rajabhai Tower

Rajabhai Tower

Mumbai, India

Rajabhai Tower is a clock tower located within the campus of Mumbai University next to the High Court. It was designed by an English architect, Sir Gilbert Scott, and was based on the tower in London housing the Big Ben. The tower which is 280 ft high took around 9 yrs to get constructed. Based on Gothic and Venetian styles of architecture, this tower is built of Kurla stone, a locally available b...

Chinatown

Chinatown

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

If you are in the mood to try some dim sum or are in need for a specific pirated item, then there is no better neighborhood to be in than Chinatown. Chinatown is famous for having a large and extensive selection of Chinese food along with being the best place to go for inexpensive and knock-off goods. Be assured, though, that you will need some serious bargaining skills clothing and pirated items...