Statue of wife of Amenhotep III found in Luxor


A large celebration was held to mark the 100th anniversary of the Coptic museum, the centerpiece of Coptic culture, after a three year closure for restoration & development.

The restoration involved some 1800 museum pieces. Among these were wooden panels that show the Christ's entry into Jerusalem, a painting of Adam & Eve,

Luxor Temple tops Salzburg Int'l Exhibition Egypt's Tourist Counselor in Austria Dr.


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Intact tomb found in Egypt's valley of the kings.

An American team has found what appears to be an intact tomb in the valley of the kings, the first found in the valley since that of Tutankhamun.The tomb contains five or six mummies in intact sarcophagi from the late 18th dynasty, about the same period as Tutankhamun.The archaeologists haven't been inside properly yet. It's very small and cramped but it is late 18th dynastyThe five sarcophagi, which are carved to human form, have coloured funerary masks and the tomb contains a large number of big storage jars. The tomb, 5 km (three miles) from that of Tutankhamun, was covered with the rubble of workmen's huts dating from the latter part of the 19th dynasty, more than 100 years after the tomb was sealed.

Mubarak to witness opening of Mohamed Ali Pasha Palace.
President Mubarak and Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak witnessed the cultural evening held by Culture Ministry on the occasion of the opening of Mohamed Ali Pasha Palace in Shubra, Cairo.The restoration of the palace has lasted for four years at a cost of LE 50 million. The palace is expected to attract foreign tourists, added the minister, indicating that it will be turned into an international center to host festivals, conferences and high-ranking guests.

Egypt's 'sunken treasures' in German exhibition.
An exhibition of Egypt's sunken treasures will be held in the German capital during next May. The exhibition which will be entitled "Egypt's sunken treasures "is to display about 500 artifacts retrieved from the depths of Abu Keir bay and the Mediterranean Sea by a French archeological mission headed by archeologist Frank Godieu in the 1970's . These treasures represent the amalgamation of the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations.

More mummies on display
Egyptian museum
Minister of Culture Farouq Hosni opened a second
exhibition hall at the Egyptian Museum in al-Tahrir
Square, downtown Cairo, to display 11 mummies
that date back to the Ancient Egyptian era. Wafa
Sadiq, the museum's director.

Open museum for sunken antiquities.
Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni will inaugurate the first open museum for the submerged ruins set up by the ministry at the Roman Theatre area in Alexandria.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina builds copycat version of ancient Farous lighthouse
The Alexandria Study Center of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina has started the building of a copycat version of the ancient Farous lighthouse.
First World Visitors Center opens in Valley of Kings
Minister of Culture Farouq Hosni will open next March the first World Visitors Center in the Valley of Kings.
Dr. Zahi Hawwas, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), said the Center is established 400m far from the tombs area.
New museum in Rosetta
Last month, the Rosetta National museum was inaugurated. It is one of the most impressive museums in Egypt, enjoying a wonderful location near the River Nile.

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