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New antiquities museum opens in Egypt

New antiquities museum opens in Egypt
trefwoorden: Egypte - museum - opening
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak inaugurated a new antiquities museum Sunday, displaying mummies as well as pharaonic and Roman artifacts, in this Mediterranean port city.
The Alexandria National Museum, located in a restored mansion, will hold up to 1,800 artifacts from the country's pharaonic, Roman, Coptic and Islamic eras and some modern pieces. Mummies are shown in a special underground chamber.
Mubarak and his wife, Suzanne Mubarak, were given a tour of the museum by Zahi Hawass, head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

Lees verder bij: Newsday (31 augustus 2003)