Monday, December 19, 2005

Spain gears up for Pharaohs exhibition (Egyptian State Information Service)
"Spain is to open an exhibition of ancient Egyptian archaeology on Tuesday. The event is drawing extensive official and media attention. Spanish King and Queen are likely to open the event. The ministers of culture, information and tourism will also attend at the ceremony. The three-month exhibition is expected to contribute LE7 million to Egypt's coffers, said Wafaa al Sediq, the head of the Egyptian delegation. The 115 pieces to be showcased include a statue of Queen Hatshepsut, who bestowed the title of pharaoh on herself, and another of Queen Nefertiti, wife of Akhenaton. El-Sediq said seminars would be held on the sidelines of the exhibition for Spaniards to know more about the impact of the ancient Egyptian civilization on Western and European civilizations".
This is the complete bulletin on the State Information Service website.

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