Saturday, September 16, 2006

Rare Egyptian antiquities now on-line

"Who says you cannot explore Egypt from the comfort of your home. Those with a passion for the ancient Egyptian civilization can now indulge their craving by logging on to the richness of antiquity pieces of the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy, that truly a rarity, if they click on, the deputy director of the Cairo-based Centre for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CULTNAT) has said.
CULTNAT, an affiliate of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and Egyptian Museum in Turin signed Thursday a cooperation agreement to that effect, Eglal Bahgat said in statements.
Under the agreement, Egypt will be posting a collection of antiquities, on display at the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Eternal Egypt website, Bahgat said.
Several antiquities of tomb No.8, which was discovered in Luxor back in 1906, will be shown, the CULTNAT official added.
The tomb was found intact with all its funereal contents, Bahgat said. This and so much more is awaiting Egyptomaniacs visiting website, she promised. Eternal Egypt has won several international honor prizes in the past few years, the latest was for its electronic content."
THis is the entire time on the SIS website.

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