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Funerary barge

From: Hany Aziz Hanna Hanna <hhnnc>
Date: Saturday, March 24, 2007
Excerpt from
"Don't sink the boat"
Al-Ahram,
Issue No. 834
1-7 March 2007
<URL:http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2007/834/he1.htm>

   "Khufu's funerary barge at Giza may undergo a long-overdue
    professional overhaul based on a new conservation and condition
    report Prof. Dr. Hany Hanna, chair of the International
    Conference on Heritage of the Naqada and Qus region, Egypt 2007
    summarised his comprehensive study by pointing out that the boat
    museum's environment and tourist visitation procedures needed to
    be urgently addressed, since the vessel had already been
    adversely affected by direct and indirect damage from humidity,
    temperature fluctuation, light and pollution." With the history
    of the barge (discovery, reconstruction, exhibition) given in
    quite some detail.

Dr. Hany hanna
General Director, Department of Conservation, Helwan, El-Saf and
Atfeh Sector, Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), Egypt


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