Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Island of Kalabsha (Aswan) converted to Open Museum

"The Ministry of Culture has completed a comprehensive project to convert the island of Kalabsha in Aswan into an open museum that exhibits monuments of ancient Egyptian civilisation. The project is an asset to tourism, especially because it allows evening visits to the splendid island through the introduction of a state-of-the-art lighting system. The Minister of Culture, Farouk Hosni, said that the island embraces distinguished landmarks, such as the Temples of Kalabsha, Beit Al Wali, Garf Hussein and Qartas. He pointed out that the restoration undertaken is to the credit of a young generation of restorers." The article in the Egyptian Gazette, at the above URL, contains more details and information.

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