Cornelius Huisman (initiator of the Electronic data (base Arab-West Report*) had put us in touch with the Egyptian authorities, after which we were able to inform them about Roses for Children, the International Monument for the Unknown Child in The Netherlands and the connecting monument to be realized in Egypt.
The stone which represents the children of Egypt at the International Monument at the Veluwe, near Arnhem in The Netherlands, is from Assuan, from a quarry once used by the pharaohs.
It was donated in 2003 by the former Minister of Culture, Dr. Farouk Hosni.
The transport of the stone to the Netherlands was sponsored by Shipping P&O Nedlloyd and Transportgroep Brummen.
On 7 March 2004, the 3000kg stone was placed at the Veluwe, near Arnhem.
The creation and subsequent unveiling of this monument in Egypt is delayed by the country’s current situation.
* The Center of Intercultural Dialogue and Translation (CIDT) and Center for Arab-West Understanding (CAWU) contribute to the Arab-West Report.