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Entrants Sought in Giza Museum Design Contest

January 13, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

Egypt has opened an international competition for architects to design a museum near the Pyramids of Giza to house a vast collection of Pharaonic treasures.

The English-language Egyptian Mail carried a full-page invitation for competitors to register to design the $350-million museum on Cairo's outskirts, sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

The museum will occupy a 20-acre site and display about 150,000 pieces, project coordinator Yasser Mansour said.

In the first phase of the competition, running from May to August, a jury will draw up a list of 20 finalists, who will each receive $10,000.

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