Antiquities Minister Khaled Anani received Thursday at Luxor Temple visiting Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage Prince Sultan bin Salman Al Saud - A photo complied by Egypt Today. Antiquities Minister Khaled Anani received Thursday at Luxor Temple visiting Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage Prince Sultan bin Salman Al Saud - A photo complied by Egypt Today.

For the first time: Chinese mission will start its work in Luxor.

Fri, Oct. 26, 2018
CAIRO - 26 October 2018: Antiquities Minister Khaled Anani received Thursday at Luxor Temple visiting Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage Prince Sultan bin Salman Al Saud.

Wang expressed his admiration of the Pharaonic monuments, and pointed that his visit coincided with the initiation of work by the first Chinese archaeologist delegation in Egypt.

An MoU between Egypt and China on boosting cooperation in archaeology and antiquities and preserving and protecting national heritage is expected to be signed on Saturday.


The Chinese vice president began his visit to Luxor landmarks by listening to a detailed explanation of the historic Karnak temple. During his visit Qishan praised the greatness of ancient Egyptian civilization throughout history, The Chinese vice president who visited the Temple of Luxor was keen to take pictures inside the temples of Karnak and Luxor.

Anany recounted during the visit that Egypt is carrying out a huge project of revitalization the Pharaonic Kebbash Road, as the project will bring the great road to life again. Its new design is set to change Luxor’s position on the touristic map, as it will become the longest gangway and open museum in the world.

It is expected that the new makeover of Kebbash Road will attract tourists from all over the world over and play a vital role in pushing the Egyptian tourism sector forward.

Anany announced that for the first time, a Chinese archaeological mission will start its work in the archaeological areas of Luxor.



In Ancient Egypt, Kebbash Road connected the Karnak Temple Complex with the Luxor Temple.

In the meantime, Anan received Prince Sultan bin Salman Al Saud, and accompanied him on a tour inside the temple.

Wang and Prince Sultan met with Egyptian archaeologist and Egyptologist Zahi Hawass, where the later gave explanations to them on the ancient Egyptian civilization.

Additional reporting by MENA
 
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