Friday, February 24, 2006

National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation
"An up-to-date storehouse, similar to the ones at the Louvre in Paris and the British Museum in London, has been built on site. Egyptologist Ayman Abdel-Moneim, who is directing the project, told Al-Ahram Weekly that such museological storage, with a very sophisticated security system connected directly with the police commissariat, was the first of its kind to be built in Egypt. . . . A laboratory to restore pieces in the museum's chosen collection was also among the achievements in the first phase. . . . The planned four-storey building -- of which the first two floors will be devoted to exhibits, the third to a documentation centre and the fourth to an archaeological and historical library -- has an exceptional architectural design to integrate with its surroundings as well as to symbolise the ages in Egypt's past."
See the full story by Nevine el-Aref on the Al Ahram website, above.

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