Saturday, May 20, 2006

Event: Egyptian Week

A short piece about the sarcophagus and mummy of Isiuret, the main attraction of Egyptian Week, being held in Como in Italy: "The 'Egyptian Week' event is back in Como, from 23 to 28 May, displaying items and artefacts at the Archaeological Museum "Paolo Giovio", donated by collector Alfonso Garovaglio. The collection consists of almost 1000 pieces, the most outstanding one being a sarcophagus dating back to the 9th century BC, which still holds a mummy, a priestess of god Amon, Isiuret. The casket of priestess Isiuret, with the mummy inside, was donated in 1819 by Khediveh of Egypt, Mohammed Ali, to Mr Baldassarre Valerio."
See the above page for more about Isiuret.

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