Egyptian Exhibitions

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)

And one will be in Thailand

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.