Saturday, May 31, 2008

Egypt leads international campaign to restore its antiquities in world museums

Egypt State Information Service

Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities launched a campaign in cooperation with some Arab, Asian and European states to restore the prominent antiquities that were taken illegally from said countries.

Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Zahi Hawwas said that the council will invite a number of Arab and foreign countries including Palestine, Iraq, Mexico, Italy and Greece to convene under the UNESCO in order to discuss this issue and define the most prominent antiquities. Egypt will submit a proposal for UNESCO to restore the Egyptian antiquities in other museums, Hawwas added.

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