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Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo - Restoration is Completed

After an eight year restoration period and $10 million dollars, The Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo is set to reopen again to the public in September.
Considered the world's largest museum devoted to islamic art, it gathers an impressive number of works of art and artifacts, including what is believed to be the oldest existant example of Islamic Dinar, a gold coin dating from 697, less than 70 years after the death of Mohammed, rare manuscripts of the Koran and Ottoman-era ceramics.
Around 2500 pieces will be in exhibition from the approximately 100000 of the museum's collection.
The Art Inquirer could not find a working link to The Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo, but will keep its readers informed as soon as more news become available.
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