Monday, September 29, 2008

Completion of establishing Rosetta museum at a cost of L.E. 4 million

Egypt State Information Service

The Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) has finalized setting up the first national museum for the antiquities of Rosetta city in Beheira Governorate, as well as the completion of renovation of the antiquities of the historical city.

Minister of Culture, Farouk Hosni said that during the coming week, Rosetta museum will be inaugurated at a total cost of L.E. 4 million. A garden and the halls of the museum have been set up within the framework of renovating the monuments of the city that aim at preserving the historic character.

The renovation works include mosques, houses, and baths as well as setting up a traditional craft center and they will be inaugurated by the end of the year.

Secretary General of SCA, Zahi Hawass said that the project is the first of its kind to renovate the ancient buildings in the city. The first phase of the project has started since 2002 and included the renovation of 10 ancient houses.

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