U.S. Embassy Hosts Cultural Property Crime Workshop to Shield Egypt’s Cultural Heritage

Might 16, 2022

Cairo – The U.S. Embassy, in coordination with Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, is internet hosting a cultural property workshop to share finest practices on combatting illicit trafficking of Egyptian antiquities and cultural objects from Might 15 to 19.

This yr’s workshop will characteristic cultural heritage, judicial, regulatory, and legislation enforcement specialists chargeable for investigating, monitoring, prosecuting, and implementing cultural property crimes and legal guidelines.  In the course of the workshop, attendees will change info with Egyptian and American counterparts, look at case research, and go to a few of Egypt’s famed cultural websites.

Commenting on the significance of the workshop to the preservation of Egypt’s cultural heritage, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Nicole Shampaine mentioned, “Advancing U.S.-Egyptian cooperation to counter the unlawful trafficking and commerce of Egypt’s cultural artifacts stays a precedence of the US.  This workshop strengthens our shared efforts to safe and defend Egypt’s famend archeological websites and cultural objects.”

Egypt was the primary nation within the Center East and North Africa to signal a cultural property safety settlement with the US in 2016, which was renewed in November 2021.  The USA recurrently companions with the Egyptian authorities to analyze the unauthorized removing of archeological materials from the nation.  This cooperation has resulted within the return of 5,000 priceless manuscripts to Cairo in 2021 and the famed golden sarcophagus of the Priest of Nedjemankh in 2019.

The safety, conservation, and repatriation of Egypt’s cultural heritage is simply one of many some ways the US companions with the folks and authorities of Egypt.  Be taught extra on the Embassy’s web site,, and comply with the U.S. on Fb, Instagram, and Twitter at @USEmbassyCairo.



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