El Hibeh campaign continues

If you’d like to get involved to help stop the looting at El Hibeh and other Egyptian sites – here’s some contacts and some help from the Save El Hibeh Group…

The following paragraph can be cut and pasted into emails and sent to organisations and contact (see below for suggestions). We suggest that you put El Hibeh and Looting in the subject line.

I am appalled at the looting that is currently occurring at the ancient Egyptian site of El Hibeh as well as in numerous other places across Egypt. These sites represent the cultural heritage of Egypt and the world. It is imperative that looting be stopped immediately and that security is re-established and maintained. We urge you to take all necessary actions to make this happen.


You may wish to add points about the importance of tourism, the image of the country, etc.

Important contacts include:

Egyptian Prime Minister’s Office:


Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities:

Minister of State for Antiquities

Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim
3 El-Adel Abu Bakr St.
Zamalek, Cairo
Email: ministry.antiquities@msa-egypt.org
Tel.: +20 02-2736-5645 +20 02-2736-5645
Fax: +20 02-2735-7239

Office of the SCA Secretary General

Secretary General: Dr. Mostafa Amin
4D Fakhry Abdel Nour
Abbassia, Cairo
Email: sca.secretarygeneral@gmail.com
Tel.: +20 02-2684-3627 +20 02-2684-3627
Fax: +20 02-2683-1117

SCA Press Office

3 El-Adel Abu Bakr St.
Zamalek, Cairo
Email: sca3press@yahoo.com
Tel./Fax: +20 02-2735-3964 +20 02-2735-3964

UNESCO offices in Cairo

Director: Tarek Galal Shawki
UNESCO Cairo Office
Mail: t.shawki(at)unesco.org
Tel: 00202 27941458 00202 27941458
Fax: 00202 2794 5296

Assistant to the Director: Dalia Khalil
Director’s Office
Mail: d.khalil(at)unesco.org
Tel: 00202 27941458 00202 27941458
Fax: 0020 2 2794 5296

International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

Online email form: http://france.icomos.org/fr/contact.htm

Egyptian Embassies (others located here: http://www.mfa.gov.eg/English/Embassies/Pages/Listing.aspx

United States:

General embassy email: Embassy@egyptembassy.net

Dr. Mohamed A. Saleh Kerasha
Cultural Attaché
Phone: (202)-530-0302

United Kingdom:

General embassy email: eg.emb_london@mfa.gov.eg

Cultural Affairs Office
Phone: +442074917720, +442074917720


General embassy email: Paris_emb@mfa.gov.eg

Cultural Attaché: (+33) 140700831
Camelia.sobhi @ bureaucultureleg.fr

Just to remind you of what is happening here’s some more images.

Destroyed mummies

Destroyed mummies, perhaps a basket.


Scattered bones

Head of a mummy discarded

Head of a mummy discarded

Bones outside a looted tomb

Bones outside a looted tomb

5 responses to “El Hibeh campaign continues

  1. …done …. and spread the campaign…. I hope, a lot people do this and that this all will not be in vain. … The most ugly thing is, this lootings will avoid tourism coming back to egypt, because the most
    people can´t separate the one kind of crime from another. They will still be afaraid to travel in a country where things like this happen… whicht makes the problems bigger….

    • Yes it’s a never-ending spiral, let’s hope the campaign can spread and halt the destruction at this site at least. Thanks so much for your support, please keep spreading the word.

  2. Yes, of course… spreaded it now on all of my pages… I hope, it will be read by a lot of people…

  3. You are very welcome, it is my pleasure if I can help a little …

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