Saturday, October 29, 2005

Into the basement of the Egyptian Museum
This item is in the Saturday edition of the Egyptian Gazette, the Egyptian Mail, and should be on the site for the rest of this week, after which it will be replaced and the above link will take you to a different article. However, anyone wanting to see the piece after this time can email me - I've saved a copy of the complete item. "After its many problems last year, the Supreme Council for Antiquities (SCA) has started to develop the basement of the Egyptian Museum in the light of the anxiety about the artefacts that have gone missing from the basement. The development project will cost LE12 million, after the committee registering the 600,000 or so artefacts has finished its work". Although it is a short article, it manages to provide a scary insight into the problems that the museum faces.

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