Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Integrated Map for Egyptian Culture

State Information Service

Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni announced that the new year will witness the inauguration of several cultural and archaeological projects in addition to a number of intellectual events.

Farouk said that year 2011 that witness the establishment of the expanded conference of intellectuals to discuss key issues and put an integrated map of the Egyptian culture during the coming period.

Farouk pointed out that the new year will also witness the return of Art Day in implementation of the directives of President Hosni Mubarak, in addition to the opening of the Cairo International Book Fair.

The minister said that the Museum of Egyptian civilization will be opened on an area of 25 acres in Al-Fustat in Old Cairo. The Museum narrates the story of the Egyptian civilization through the various eras noting that the museum cost is about LE 600 millions.

Farouk said that the new year will also witness the completion of many archaeological museums in Cairo and other governorates including: Museums of Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada and Sohag, as well as finishing the restoration project of the national theater in Attaba.

He added that the new year also will witness the opening of the Hanging Church in Old Cairo after restoration and development at a total cost of LE 85 million.

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