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Cairo Museum of Islamic Arts Reopens

Cairo Museum of Islamic Arts Reopens

. August 5, 2010 . 0 Comments

The world’s largest museum of Islamic art in Cairo has reopened after a seven-year restoration and refurbishment project. Designed by Italian architect Alfonso Manescaloand was completed in 1902 in neo-Mamluk style, founded by the German architectand scholar Franz Pasha (d. 1915), the museum housed over 3,000 relics including ceramics, tombs, doors, wooden screens, robes and […]

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Medieval Artefact Discovered by the Museum of London

. August 3, 2010 . 0 Comments

A rare medieval roof finial has been found in London’s River Thames by the Museum of London during a survey. The object, which dates from the late 12th Century or 13th Century, is in the shape of an animal and may have embellished a tiled roof. Roy Stephenson, head of archaeological collections and archive, said: […]

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The Egypt Experience: Secrets of the Tomb at the Toledo Museum of Art

The Egypt Experience: Secrets of the Tomb at the Toledo Museum of Art

. July 30, 2010 . 0 Comments

The Toledo Museum of Arts mummies return to public view for this exploration of ancient Egyptian beliefs about life and the afterlife. Opens Oct. 29, 2010. Believing that if they lived good lives they would pass to a better world after death, Egyptians spent enormous effort to ensure the preservation of both body and spirit. […]

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The California Science Center Extends Mummies of the World Summer Hours

. July 29, 2010 . 0 Comments

Extended weekend hours have been put in place to accommodate large crowds of visitors wishing to see the Mummies of the World exhibit for the remainder of the summer. Starting Saturday, July 31, Mummies of the World will be open two additional hours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 5, it was announced today […]

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Roads of Arabia – Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Exhbition Opens at the Louvre

. July 14, 2010 . 0 Comments

Three hundred works reveal the archaeology and the history of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia from prehistoric times to the dawn of the modern world. Open 07-14-2010 to 09-27-2010 at Napoleon Hall, under the Pyramid. This exhibition offers a journey through the heart of Arabia, orchestrated by photographs of the region’s sumptuous landscapes. It takes […]

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