Eighth archaeological seminar to be inaugurated Sunday

Nevine El-Aref , Thursday 9 Jun 2011

The eighth archaeological seminar will review new techniques and theories as recovered artifacts go back on display for the first time since the January revolution


Starting Sunday, foreign and Egyptian archaeologists will gather at the Ministry of State for Antiquities (MSA) in Zamalek to spend a week discussing research theories, museological techniques and the latest archaeological discoveries in Egypt

Hisham El-Lessi, the commissar of the seminar said that the meetings will introduce 60 archaeological research papers on Ancient Egyptian, Coptic and Islamic monuments. On the fringe of the seminar, El-Lessi added, a special session will be organized to display some of the Egyptian museum artifacts recovered after going missing during the January revolution. “Restorers of these objects will represents along with a slide show the technique they used in restoring such priceless objects,” El-Lessi told Ahram Online.

Mohamed Abdel Maqsoud, general supervisor of the minister’s office, said the seminar will review the most recent fine restoration techniques used to restore reliefs, paintings and decorations in mosques and museums.



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