Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Egypt launches roaming museum in Japan

"Egypt will launch a roaming Pharaonic museum to tour 10 Japanese cities for two years, as a token of gratitude for Japan's support for the establishment of the Grand Museum of Egypt. Egyptian Minister of Culture Farouq Hosni told reporters Monday that the museum, to be launched on July 14, would exhibit pieces discovered during the last 40 years by the Japanese Waseda University's archeological mission to Egypt. Japan, he noted, insured the mobile museum, which included 327 pieces chosen from various Egyptian archeological locations, with USD 25 million, and would provide advanced equipment and expertise to the Egyptian Museum as well as grants for four training courses in Japan for Egyptian archeologists."
See the brief article on the above web page.

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