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Exhibition highlights Egyptology in Czech Republic


CAIRO – 14 August 2019: An exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the beginning of Czech’s work in Egyptology opened in in Carolinum, Prague, Czech Republic.

The exhibition, held in Prague and Cairo, sheds light on the 20th century work of Czech in Egyptology and the works of the Czech Institute of Egyptology (CIE). It also showcases Czech’s excavations in Egypt and Sudan.

CIE focuses particularly on two specific historical periods of ancient Egypt: The Old Kingdom and the Late Period.

Czech Egyptologists made a number of important discoveries in Egypt. The Egyptian-Czech mission succeeded in uncovering the remains of a temple of King Ramses II of the New Kingdom as part of the archaeological excavations in Abu Sir area.

The Czech mission in Abu Sir, north of Saqqara region, headed by Miroslav Barta, also succeeded in uncovering the Tomb of the Secrets.

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