File: part of Kings of the Sun exhibition.
CAIRO - 29 May 2021: Since its reopening in May, after a short pause in the wake of the repercussions of the Coronavirus crisis, all tickets for the exhibition "Kings of the Sun" in the Czech capital Prague have been sold out.
This exhibition was inaugurated by Dr. Khaled El-Enany, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, in August 2020.
Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said that the exhibition is witnessing a great turnout from the Czechs, as the number of visitors since its reopening on May 4 until now reached nearly 10,000 visitors.
He added that this exhibition is the first for Egyptian antiquities in Prague, Czech Republic, and the largest exhibition of antiquities of the old kingdom.
Ibrahim Mustafa, the archaeologist accompanying the exhibition, said that around 400 people visit the exhibition every day, and they are divided into 6 groups and the duration of the visit of each group is about 105 minutes.
He added that all hygiene safety regulations are implemented in during the visits.
The exhibition opened in conjunction with the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the archaeological work of the Czech mission in Abusir.
It gives visitors from the Czech Republic and Europe a small glimpse of the ancient Egyptian civilization.
This encourages them to visit Egypt to see more of its antiquities and enjoy its picturesque beaches and beautiful landscapes.
The exhibition includes 90 artifacts from the excavations of the Czech mission in the archaeological area of Abu Sir, including the head of a statue of King "Ra-Nefer-Ef". In addition to a number of statues from the Old Kingdom, including a statue of a writer, statues of senior statesmen and employees, and a group of canopic jars, in addition to 10 faience ushabti figurines.