• Short Summary

    PARISIANS THIS MONTH HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TREASURES OF TUTANKHAMEN AT AN EXHIBITION SPONSORED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC.

  • Description

    PARISIANS THIS MONTH HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TREASURES OF TUTANKHAMEN AT AN EXHIBITION SPONSORED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC. TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THE CASES WERE BEING UNPACKED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF MUSEUM OFFICIALS.

    THE TREASURES, FOUND IN THE TOMB OF THE PHARAOH TUTANKHAMEN IN THE VALLEY OF KINGS AT THEBES, HAVE BEEN IMMENSELY VALUABLE TO HISTORIANS IN THEIR STUDY OF THE LONG DEAD RULER.

    PART OF THE PRICELESS CARGO WAS SHIPPED TO MARSEILLES, ARRIVING AT THE END OF LAST MONTH, AND THEN TAKEN ON TO PARIS BY ROAD. THE LORRIES CARRYING THE CRAFTS FOR THE EXHIBITION WERE ACCOMPANIED BY SECURITY GUARDS.

    ANOTHER CONSIGNMENT ARRIVED IN PARIS BY MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT DURING LAST MONTH. THE TREASURES INCLUDE THE YOUNG PHARAOH'S GEM-ENCRUSTED GOLD DEATH MASK, JEWELLERY, SOLID GOLD ORNAMENTS AND FUNERAL FURNITURE.

    THE DELICATE TASK OF UNPACKING THE RELICS, SOME OF WHICH ARE EXTREMELY FRAGILE, WAS SUPERVISED BY THE DIRECTOR OF CAIRO MUSEUM, MR. ABDEL RAHMAN, AND MADAME DESROCHES-NOBLECOURT, CURATOR OF FRANCE'S NATIONAL MUSEUMS.

    THE EXHIBITION OPENS LATER THIS MONTH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACWGT543V0QYF7BASTCE518IZ9
    Media URN:
    VLVACWGT543V0QYF7BASTCE518IZ9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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