Thursday, May 19, 2005

News Items in Brief
The following items are shown in brief as the last feature on this page on the Egyptian Gazette website:
  • The Minister of Culture, Farouk Hosni, has decided to open museums and archaeological sites free of charge the year round for school trips and private institutions caring for orphans and street children.
  • Japan has donated 261 million yen to a project for upgrading the area surrounding the Valley of Kings in Luxor.
  • The national project for the registration of Egyptian monuments has started with Aswan and will move on to Edfu very soon.
  • An ad-hoc committee has been created to work out a plan to develop new sign boards and labels for museums and archaeological sites in order to make them more attractive and informative.

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