1 March 2013

Egypt: Antiquities Ministry, Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation Sign MOU

Egypt's State Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim, currently visiting Germany, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with President of Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation Hermann Parzinger.

In statements Thursday 28/02/2013, Ibrahim said that an agreement was reached to complete Akhenaten Amarna museum in Minya and set up a database for the museum, which will cost 10 million euro.

The ministry and the foundation will also maintain cooperation in exchanging researches via specialized training programs, he added.

The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation was established in 1957 by German Federal law with the mission to acquire and preserve the cultural legacy of the former State of Prussia.

Its purview encompasses over 27 institutions, including all of Berlin's State-run Museums, the Berlin State Library, the Prussian Privy State Archives and a variety of institutes and research centers.

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