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Luxor Times: 6 Mar 2016

Luxor Times

Sunday 6 March 2016

Treasure of documents found in storeroom at SCA

A large collection of 18th and 19th centuries documents found in a storage room at Supreme Council of Antiquities in Abbasia 

Dr. Mamdouh El-Damaty told Luxor Times that these documents include exchanged correspondents between the Secretary General like Maspero, Pierre Lacau and De Morgan and archaeologists like Flinders Petrie, Howard Carter and G. Legran.

The documents also include field reports from 18th century in 10 different languages as well as documents often families (Gabry and Fayed) who were famous of dealing in antiquities at that time.

The documents also include documents on the activities of Egypt Exploration Society, IFAO excavations in Tanis, Petrie's excavations in Heliopolis in 1911,Maps of sites in Luxor since 1921, maps of eastern desert sites since 1904, photos and detailed descriptions of Dendera temple Zodiac and photos and documents of Kalabsha temple.
Also architectural plans of number of museums include Giza palace museum, Boulaq museum and the Egyptian museum in Tahrir. 

More details shortly ... Stay tuned!

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