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Celebrating a museum's reopening
Written by Petra Beuchert   
Saturday, 10 July 2010 18:32

Almosawi presenting Mr Pavlos two of his paintings 

Today after breakfast at the Blue Dream Palace Hotel in Limenaria, we drove to the ferry port of Thassos, where we met our friends, artist Abbas Al-Mosawi and his wife Sameera. Together we made our way to the Archaeological Museum of Thassos. 

The museum had been closed for renovations and this afternoon was the official re-opening ceremony. Among the guests were the Greek Minister of Culture Pavlos Geroulanos and the town's mayor. 

The minister welcomed the Friendship Arabia Expedition Team to Thassos and congratulated us on the journey. Ali exchanged gifts with the minister and museum officials and Abbas presented two of his paintings to the museum. 

 Ali presenting Mr Pavlos replicas of Dilmun seals from the Bahrain National Museum

Afterwards we had lunch in a small restaurant overlooking the fishing port. The food was delicious as everywhere in Greece. Then we headed back to our hotel and had our first swim at the hotel beach. Late evening, we watched the football match between Germany and Uruguay together with other hotel guests.

A gift from the museum to the Friendship Arabia expedition 

Mr Pavlos traces the expedition route on the vehicle