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Oct 16, 2014 8:48 AM

Warsaw upgrades exhibit of saved Sudanese art

The Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) A major museum in Warsaw has added state-of-the art multimedia to enhance Europe's only exhibition of Christian-era wall paintings saved by the Poles from flooding in Sudan in the 1960s.

Thanks to a donation by philanthropist Wojciech Pawlowski, the National Museum was able to arrange the fragile, partly damaged wall paintings in settings reminiscent of the 8th century cathedral that they had adorned. The interior is also separately recreated in a 3-D film. Children can assemble touch-puzzles and do quizzes.

The artworks were found by Polish archaeologists in a UNESCO action to save Nile Valley art before it was flooded by the Aswan Dam reservoir in the 1960s. In agreement with the Sudanese government, some of the painting were brought to Warsaw and exhibited. The others are in Khartoum.


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