Thursday, September 18, 2008

Egyptian sunken antiquities carried to Italy

Egypt State Information Service

Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif approved moving the Egyptian sunken antiquities exhibition from the city of Madrid, Spain to the Italian capital Rome. To be inaugurated next week. The exhibition is of special importance since it is the first time Egyptian antiquities are exhibited outside Egypt.

"The exhibition will be organized for the first time in the Italian capital, "Rome" later this month," Where it will move from Madrid after being presented there for five months,"said Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni.

For his part, Dr. Zahi Hawass, the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities said the exhibition is expected to bring to Egypt revenues of 900,000 euros.

He pointed out that the exhibition comprises 489 pieces of relics extracted from the depths of the Mediterranean at the coasts of Alexandria.

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