Sunday, July 01, 2007

International museum day marked with announcement of 16 new museums

State Information Service

The Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) held a ceremony in Cairo marking the International Museum Day. During the event, a gallery of rare archival pictures of most important archaeological discoveries in Sinai since 1980 opened. A short documentary was aired on the renovation and modernisation works carried out by the SCA at existing museums and new ones to be inaugurated soon. On his part, Zahi Hawwas, the SCA Secretary-General, honored a number of veterans who played a key role in museums renovation and modernisation works. Hawwas said some 16 museums will be set up in the future nationwide, adding that these museums would be provided with up-to-date display equipment.
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