Friday, April 14, 2006

Exhibition: American Contributions to Egyptian Archaeology

Jill Kamil reviews the exhibition currently being held in Room 44 of the Cairo Museum, for Al Ahram Weekly. The review describes the opening ceremony, looks at the implications of the exhibition and picks out and describes some of the key items displayed: " Last month's official opening in Room No 44 of the Egyptian Museum of an exhibition of American discoveries in Egypt was a high-profile event. It was launched by Zahi Hawass, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and attended by Frank Ricciardone, the American ambassador in Egypt -- who is showing more interest in Egyptian culture than did his predecessors -- as well as Gerry Scott, director of the American Research Centre in Egypt (ARCE), who demonstrates a more amicable attitude to the press, and Wafaa El-Saddik, director of the museum. The objects on display included pieces chosen from the permanent collection of the museum as well as some recent and impressive discoveries". See the above page for the full story.

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