Friday, 28 March 2008

The flowers of Egypt

Barcelona's Egyptian museum inaugurates a new space with a show of 40 ancient artefacts, including 28 sarcophagi, unearthed in two tombs in Egypt's Valley of the Queens, near Thebes (ancient Luxor).
Although the 2,700 year old tombs were discovered in 1903 by the Italian archeologist Ernesto Schiaparelli, this is the first time they have been put on display to the public. (Full story in printed edition).