Following recent articles published in Al-Ahram newspaper concerning some of the Museum of Islamic Art's collection, especially the sword and dagger of Timor Pasha, the Minister of State for Antiquities has decided to put both objects on display.
Secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mohamed Abdel Maqsoud explained that such a decision will curb any misleading published information. He also invited all the media as well as well-known writer Farouk Goweida to visit the museum and admire the sword and dagger.
On the other hand, an archaeological committee headed by Abdel Maqsoud visited the museum and inspected the documents in relation to both artefacts and found that they are registered in the official documents.
“Displaying both objects in question will resolutely curtail all misleading information published about the them,” said Abdel Maqsoud.