Egypt catalogues 293 artifacts ahead of their European tour

The Egyptian Antiquities Ministry has catalogued around 293 artifacts before they are carried to several European countries.
The new archive system allows archaeologists to photo parts of the artifact by a magnifying glass to make sure after they return from their tour that they are identical, said Mohamed Moustafa an official with the Ministry of Antiquities.
About 80 percent of the would-be exhibited artifacts were recovered from Alexandria, including statues of God Habi and Apis calf.
The tour will start at the Arab World Institute in Paris as of September 7, 2015 till January 2016. Then they will move to the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin from April 15 to August 15, 2016. The last stop will be in London from November 15, 2016 to March 15, 2017.
He added that necessary procedures were taken to preserve the antiquities which will travel by sea in wooden boxes.

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