Friday, May 22, 2009

Royal bling glitters

Al Ahram Weekly

FOLLOWING almost six decades in storage, for part of that time at the Central Bank of Egypt, a number of important pieces belonging to the Mohamed Ali family jewellery collection have been placed in the Egyptian Museum.

Last week the museum in Tahrir Square was crowded with not only the usual visitors but also with museum staff carrying huge wooden boxes full of royal family jewels, which were confiscated at the time of the 1952 revolution. The objects will be classified and subjected to restoration before being put on special display.

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