Thursday, September 29, 2005

Egyptian-Italian project to list Fayoum monuments on world map
"Minister of Culture Farouq Hosni approved an LE 3 million Egyptian-Italian project to renovate and develop archaeological sites in the area of Kom Mady in Fayoum. Dr. Zahi Hawwas, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities said that more excavations would be carried out at the old temple area that used to be designated for ancient Egyptian worshippers of harvest Gods. Sands covering the cemetery adjacent to the temple would be removed and the site would be renovated, he added. He said that the project would be completed within 12 month period, pointing out it aims at providing facilities required to list the area on the local and international tourist maps".
This is the complete bulletin on the Egyptian State Information Service

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