Friday, August 19, 2005

Two sites at major Egyptian museum to be opened late December
A short bulletin from the Egyptian State Information Service website: "Minister of Culture Farouq Hosni said his ministry will organise a world celebration late in December to mark the opening of the two facilities at a new large museum. When completed the museum, established on a surface of 117 feddans on Alexandria desert road, would hopefully be the largest museum in the world. The Minister said after a meeting of the higher committee that supervises the project, under Zahi Hawwas, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, that the two facilities are restoration centre and a power generating station that serve the project. He said a large area of the project has been afforested. The project's cost is estimated at LE 550 million".

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