Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak opens Al-Arish Museum

Egypt State Information Service

Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak inaugurated Sunday 16/3/2008 Al-Arish National Museum which occupies an area of 17,000 Square meters and costed LE 40 million.

Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak inaugurated as well the Al-Arish premises of the Women National Council, which costed almost LE one million, on the occasion of celebrations marking the Egyptian Women Day.

The museum exhibits as well antiquities selected from the Nile Valley. The museum includes 1700 antiquity pieces, mostly Egypt has restored from Israel, in 1994 as they were stolen by the occupation troops in 1967 war.

Culture Ministesr Farouk Hosney said that Al-Arish Museum was built as a part of Higher Council for Antiquities' plan to establish a number of regional and specialized museums. He added that the museum contains about 2000 pieces of antiquities, a huge statue of Thutmose III and photos showing the Christ's birth.

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