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Cairo to host 12th International Congress of Egyptology in November 2019

Cairo will host the 12th International Congress of Egyptology in November 2019 which will be organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and the International Association of Egyptologists.

Dr. Mostafa Waziri, the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said Egypt won the organization and host of the 2019 congress during its 11th session that was held at Italy's  Florence Museum of Antiquities in 2015.

The Congress is one of the most important scientific conferences in the field of Egyptology in the world that held periodically every four years at one of the world countries to discuss the latest Egyptological researches.

He added that this is the third session to be held in Egypt. The first two was in 1988 and 2000.

Two committees were formed to prepare and organize the event.The Scientific Committee is led by Dr. Ola Al-Ogaizy, the former Head of the Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University, and with the membership of directors of foreign institutes in Egypt and Egyptology professors from various international and Egyptian universities.

Meanwhile, Ahmed Ebeid - who will chair the Organization Committee - said that the conference will discuss different topics such as the history of Ancient Egypt, the history of Egyptology, the definition of modern methods used in archaeological excavations, the management of archaeological sites, conservation, archaeological and technological sciences, archaeological museums, art, architecture, language and literature, and religious beliefs and social life in ancient Egypt.

He added that topics on the challenges and problems that the antiquities in Egypt are facing and its solutions will be discussed.

A number of sightseeing tours will be organized to museums and archaeological sites in Cairo and Giza.

Dr. Hisham El-Leithy, the head of the Central Department of Archaeology and a member of the board of the International Association of Egyptian Scientists, said that the Ministry of Antiquities has issued the logo of the conference, which shows one of the important artifacts of King Tutankhamun.

It also launched the Congress website:www.ice12cairo.moantiq.gov.eg. where the abstract of the papers will be received from 19 June 2018. Deadline is in October 2018.

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