Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Lost Egyptian collection found

"In Beijing, an international joint research group from the Catholic University in Leuven and Beijing University discovered a collection of Egypt art that was believed lost for many years already . . . . The find consists of over 50 stelae and 60 rubbings made with coal on paper. A special find is a stela which depicts Cleopatra as a male pharaoh. This is the second known example of such a depiction. Majority of the retrieved collection are items belonging to the Greek-Roman epoch. The first exposition of the retrieved collection items began at the Beijing Museum August 25".
See the article for more on this remarkable re-discovery.

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