Tuesday, November 07, 2006

New museum

This is the last bulleting on the above page: "Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni is preparing to open yet another museum this month, this time in the beautiful coastal city of Rachid, where the Rosetta Stone was discovered by the French in 1799 and translated in 1822. According to SCA head Zahi Hawass the LE 4-million, two-building complex will feature a three-floor historical construction dating back to the Ottoman era. In the 1960s, the building was turned into a small museum depicting Rachid’s role in the struggle against the British occupation. The museum will display some 700 pieces, the most important of which are Umayyad and Ottoman gold and bronze coins."
This is the entire item.

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