Wednesday, April 20, 2005

A number of news items . . .

A number of news itesm have appeared on the Egyptian Gazette today. They are summarized in order of appearence on the page (introductory details are quoted - but see the page for many more details)

  • New book chronicles Egyptian archeology's institutions ("Hidden Treasures of Ancient Egypt is a new book by Dr Zahi Hawas Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. The author takes his readers on a tour of some of the most exquisite artifacts in the Egyptian Museum and acquaints them with adventures that led to their discovery in the mid l9th and 20th centuries - see article for more details").
  • UNESCO sign to recognise Egypt's international heritage ("A billboard bearing the slogan of international heritage will be placed on Egyptian archaeological sites included on the UNESCO list of international human heritage. The slogan symbolises the link between natural and cultural heritage").
  • Ain Shams sites to be renovated ("The current areas of Ain Shams and Mataryia were known in ancient Egypt as Oun, the capital of the l3th nom (province) of Lower Egypt. In the Greek age, the name was changed into Heliopolis, which means the city of the sun. Heliopolis had a religious and historic significance as the centre of the worship of the sun").

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