Tuesday, September 13, 2005

More reported figures for the Tutankhamun exhibition

From the Arabic News website: "A half million Americans visited Tutankhamen exhibition being staged at Los Angeles Museum for Arts during the past three months, setting a record for the people entering the exhibition. Zahi Hawwas, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities said that he received a report from Wafaa El Seddiq, Manager of the Egyptian Museum and Head of the Foreign Exhibition Committee in which she affirmed that the Tutankhamen exhibition in Los Angeles witnessed an unprecedented number of visitors. She said that the returns of the exhibition during the past three months hit 1.5 million dollars. The report expected the number of visitors to hit 1.2 million. She said the returns of the exhibition in Los Angles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Miami will reach 100 million dollars, 40 million for Egypt, in addition to 10% of sales of printing materials displayed in the exhibition".

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