Archaeological Museum shows its priceless Egyptian collection
Posted by Greeka on 15 May 2008
A priceless ancient Egyptian collection opened to the public on Wednesday, May 14. The National Archaeological Museum in Athens is putting more than 1,100 pieces from the collection on permanent exhibition, as more of its halls open to the public following years of renovation.
The exhibition also includes products from the so-called Egypt's death industry, such as pierced wooden tags from embalmers workshops. The core of the museum's Egyptian collection was donated more than 100 years ago by two rich merchants from Alexandria's then-thriving Greek community, Ioannis Dimitriou (1880) and Alexander Rostovits (1904).