Saturday, December 24, 2005

Visits to Tutankhamun & update on Cairo Museum basement

http://tinyurl.com/dkevf (Egyptian State Information Service)
Some 200,000 Americans visited Tutankhamun and the Golden age of the Pharaohs exhibition in Fort Luaderdale, Florida, USA since its inauguration last week. Florida is the second leg of the exhibition tour which covers four states. Some one million people are expected to visit the exhibition during its display in Florida, which will last for four months. . . .

Meanwhile, a team of Egyptian archaeologists discovered a new find during rejuvenations in the Egyptian Museum basement, where they found a sarcophagus of priests of Amun, the Egyptian god of life, represented as a man with a ram's head. The antique, a report of which was referred to Culture Minister Farouq Hosni, was found by chance when the museum officials were organizing the basement that houses several unregistered artifacts. Archaeologists discovered scores of boxes that have not been opened since the past century. Antiquities inside the basement date back to the centuries before Christ and amount to nearly 600 sarcophagi and 170 mummies. The Supreme Council of Antiquities started taking stock of the ancient pieces inside the basement".

2 comments:

Homo Insapiens said...

Could you ask the crew at the Egyptian Museum if they could clear out my garage when they finish in the basement?

Happy New Year

Andie said...

Are you trying to tell me that you have some fascinating hidden anitquities in your basement? The odd canopic jar or two? Should a specialist or two attend?

Failing that, the answer is no. My loft has to be far more urgent than your basement :-)

All the best
Andie