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Abu Simbel: 200 Years After the Passing of Sheikh Ibrahim Burckhardt

13 November 2017 - 13 February 2018

Alexandria, Egypt

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Antiquities Museum

 On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the death of Swiss orientalist Johann Ludwig Burckhardt—who discovered one of the most well-known ancient Egyptian monuments, the Temple of Abu Simbel in Aswan—the BA Antiquities Museum will host an exhibition titled “Abu Simbel: 200 Years After the Passing of Sheikh Ibrahim Burckhardt”, in cooperation with the Embassy of Switzerland, and the University of Basel in Switzerland. The exhibition is going to be held at the entrance of the Antiquities Museum at the B1 Level from 13 November 2017  to  13 February 2018. It will showcase a number of plaques that portray the locations visited by Sheikh Ibrahim during his travels to Nubia, such as Philae, Abu Simbel, and Qasr Ibrim, and what they represent in terms of archaeological heritage.

contact: Dr. Galal Refai

e-mail: Galal.Refai@bibalex.org

Tel.: +203 483 9999 Ext.: 2337

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