Thursday, September 21, 2006

Saint Catherine Coptic artefacts to be displayed in US (
"Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif approved Tuesday19/9/2006 holding two exhibitions in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, the United States, to display Coptic artifacts of Saint Catherine Monastery.
Culture Minister Farouk Hosni said the first exhibition, which will be held in Los Angeles under the title Icons from Sinai...Sacred Pictures from the Holy Land, will run from October 1 to March 4.
He said the second fair, which will be held in Washington, D.C., under the same title, will run from November 1 to April 4.
Dr Zahi Hawwas, Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Antiquities, said that artifacts include a mosaic of Virgin Marry while carrying baby Jesus Christ, a silver candlestick, a bronze cross in addition to rare manuscripts.
Dr Wafa el-Sidiq, director of the Egyptian Museum, said that insurance premiums for the two exhibitions stood at US$410 million and US$22 million respectively. "
This is the complete entry on the State Information Service website.

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