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Ancient Egyptian artifacts on India tour soon

(image) Mumbai: Relics from Tutankhamun tomb are among a magnificent array of objects that will travel to India from Egypt for a mega archaeological exhibition, which would provide a peek into the rich history and culture of the African nation known for its spectacular pyramids.

"We have the approval to bring artifacts from the National Museum in Cairo to India. In the coming weeks, we will work on selection of articles and finalisation of dates and places for the exhibition," Egypt`s Ambassador to India Khaled El Bakly told PTI.

"We are working on a big exhibition of artifacts. The National Museum has over 50,000 artifacts…Indians may get a chance to see some of them next year," he said.

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