Sunday, March 26, 2006

Egyptian sunken monuments on EU tour (Egypt State Information Service)
"Egyptian sunken monuments recently retrieved will tour a number of European cities according to an agreement signed between the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) and the European Institute for Sunken Archaeology in Alexandria. Berlin and Paris will receive the Egyptian monuments between May 2006 and March 2007. Head of the institute Frack Goddio told MENA he requested an extension of the exhibition to visit two other European cities. The artifacts to be on display were selected by a joint Egyptian-European committee of specialists, he added. For his part, SCA Secretary General Zahi Hawwas said that the project for retrieving sunken monuments has so far succeeded in reclaiming some 400 antiquities dating back to the reign of Cleopatra VII."

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