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Egypt Week in Washington

March 19, 1981
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With an array of exhibitions of Egyptian paintings, sculptures, tapestry, dance and films, an exposition of ancient and modern Egyptian culture has been opened in Washington. Mayor Marion Barry has proclaimed this week Egypt Today Week. The celebration was officially opened Monday by Jihan Sadat, wife of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.

The program is sponsored and organized by the Middle East Institute, the Smithsonian and Meridan House International. Programs of this kind to help international understanding were begun by the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1977 with a program featuring Canada. Mexico, Japan and Belgium were featured in later years.

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