Ancient Egypt news in brief

A round-up of some of the latest news from the world of ancient Egypt.

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The Ptolemaic el-Shatby necropolis in Alexandria is now open to the public following three years of conservation work.

A large number of sites – including the Giza Pyramids, and the temples of Karnak, Luxor, Edfu, and Kom Ombo – have now gone cashless, so all visitors are required to use cards to pay for entry.

The obelisk in the Place de la Concorde in Paris has been fitted with a new pyramidion made from stainless steel covered with gold leaf. The monument was built by Ramesses II, and originally stood in front of Luxor Temple.

A small figurine of Hathor, which is at least 3,000 years old, has been found on a beach in southern Israel. The object was washed up following stormy weather.

The newly installed gold-covered steel pyramidion on top of the obelisk in the Place de la Concorde, Paris. 
Text: Sarah Griffiths / Image: DRAC IDF