Egypt to inaugurate restored artifacts exhibition
Tue, May. 23, 2017
CAIRO – 22 May 2017: An exhibition showcasing all artifacts recovered since 2001 is set to be inaugurated by the Antiquities Ministry's Central Administration of Retrieved Artifacts in September, head of the administration Shaaban Abdelgawad said on Monday.
The exhibition will be held on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the administration's establishment in 2002.
The administration is also working on preparing a catalogue to document all artifacts that have been restored since 2002. The catalogue will be issued in Arabic, English and French, Abdelgawad stated, adding that the exhibition aims to lure tourists from all over the world.
A new hall in the Egyptian Museum is also being prepared to host a permanent exhibition for retrieved artifacts, he added.
Central Administration of Retrieved Artifacts has succeeded in restoring 7,500 archaeological pieces, since 2002.
All retrieved pieces were renovated in special workshops to be showcased in the exhibition that represents the Antiquities Ministry's keenness to maintain old heritage, Abdelgawad said.
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