Monday, September 13, 2010

Arabic calligraphy collection found

MSN News

A rare collection of hidden secrets of Arabic calligraphy dating back to the 16th and 19th centuries has been found intact in its storage place after it was reported missing earlier this week.

Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni received a report confirming that the prestigious collection was found in Wakalat el-Ghouri, where it had been initially discovered, said Shawki Ma''rouf of the central administration of museums.

The collection will be stored in the Gezira Art Museum to be displayed at the Alexandria museum for Arabic calligraphy after its construction Ma''rouf said.

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