Monday, June 27, 2011

The eighth Scientific Seminar for Archaeologists

Al Ahram Weekly (Nevine El-Aref)

The eighth Scientific Seminar for Archaeologists has finally been held at the premises of the Ministry of State for Antiquities (MSA) following a six-month hiatus since the 25 January Revolution. Life may be returning to normal in the antiquities department: when it was the Supreme Council of Antiquities, the MSA organised regular archaeological seminars on ancient Egyptian, Graeco-Roman, Islamic and Coptic antiquities, as well as restoration techniques and museums technology. Because of the revolution, however, and the chaos during and after it which allowed for the looting of some archaeological sites and several of the artefacts of the priceless collection in the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square, the MSA put a halt to all its activities, among them the periodical archaeological seminars.

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