Thursday, January 26, 2006

Sunken antiquities in France and Germany (Egyptian State Information Service)
"Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif has approved the holding of an exhibition for sunken antiquities in Berlin on May 11. Minister of Culture Farouq Hosni said the exhibition is expected to net 1.6 million euros (LE12 million) during its tour in Berlin and Paris. The exhibition will also receive half a million US dollars on a yearly basis from the European Institute for Archaeology for a 15 year period. Zahi Hawwas, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), said that $42 million will be paid in insurance for the exhibited antiquities. Meanwhile, Hawwas said 85% of reparation works of the Royal Jewelry Museum project have been concluded. He added that the museum is due to open next June."
This is the complete bulletin on the SIS website.

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