CAIRO - 29 March 2021: The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities participated in March 27 in the annual global event "Earth Hour" by turning off the lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 on Saturday in 42 of archeological sites and museums in 16 governorates, to contribute to the global movement of Earth Hour, as a symbol of commitment to the planet energy.
Dr. Osama Talaat, head of the Islamic, Coptic and Jewish Antiquities Sector at the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said that the Ministry turned off the lights at some archaeological sites including the Citadel of Salah al-Din in Cairo, the Mamai al-Saifi corner and the Sultan Qalawun complex in al-Muizz Street, the mosques of Sultan Hassan and al-Rifae, and the Baron Empain Palace in Heliopolis, and Aisha Fahmy Palace in Zamalek.
In addition to turning off the lights off in Qaitbay Castle in Alexandria, Salah El-Din Castle in Taba, Youssef Kamal Palace in Naga Hammadi, and the Sharm El-Sheikh Museum in South Sinai.
The Ministry also turned of the lights in Deir El-Bahary, Wadi El-Meluk in Luxor. In addition to the Museum of Kom Ombo and National Museums of Alexandria.