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Luxor Times: 10 Dec 2010

Luxor Times

Friday 10 December 2010

Coptic Art Revealed exhibition

Minister of Culture, Farouk Hosny and Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) held a press conference on Wednesday, December 8th at Al-Amir Taz Palace to announce the opening of the Coptic Art Revealed exhibition. The exhibit displays over 200 artifacts from the Coptic era and was organized to celebrate the centennial of the Coptic Art Museum, which was renovated and reopened in 2006. Islamic and Coptic religious leaders will be attending this great event as well.

Coptic Art Revealed is the first locally curated exhibition on Coptic art. The show focuses on the splendors of the Coptic era and highlight the Copts’ outstanding contribution to Egypt’s diverse and rich heritage. The exhibition includes many painted icons by renowned artists; beautiful textiles; illuminated manuscripts; an excerpt from the famous Nag Hammadi Library; stone and wooden friezes with intricate Coptic designs and splendid daily use objects, among other invaluable pieces.

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