Charles Jones produced this summary of a news article:
In a Reuters news report published this morning, it is stated that the
Egyptian Supreme Council for Antiquities had announced today that five
overseas exhibitions will be organized by them.
Three of these will be in the US:
One will be in the UK (at the British Academy)
- "The Pharaohs' Gold"
- "Creations of Ancient Egypt"
- "The Face of Egypt through 3,000 Years"
And one will be in Thailand
- "Egyptian Civilisation through the Ages"
The report points out that this announcement comes less than a year after
an Egyptian court ruled that a travelling exhibition in Japan, "Ancient
Queens of Egypt" was illegal in the grounds that it included unique and
fragile pieces, and ordered its return to Egypt.
Abdelhalim Noureddin, the chairman of the supreme council, is quoted as
saying that the exhibitions will include pieces in good condition, and
which are not unique, and that the exhibitions are intended to maximize
income for the restoration of antiquities in Egypt as well as to promote
archaeology and tourism.