CAIRO – 7 July 2021: Since President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi became the president of Egypt, the Egyptian state has been focusing on national archaeological projects, which comes in line with the state’s strategy to restore the historical and cultural splendor of archaeological sites in Egypt, and to highlight the great cultural heritage of Egypt.
The President gave his instructions to provide full support to these projects, which aim to develop the tourist areas, facilitate the movement of tourists, provide the necessary services, and enhance the tourism movement to the country from all over the world. Among those projects is the Mit-Rahina development project.
After the June 30 revolution, the Egyptian state worked to develop the Mit- Rahina area. The development project included defining the paths for visiting the temples area in Mit-Rahina, establishing a tourist market for souvenirs, and setting up a visitor center that narrates the history of this ancient area. The project was completed in 2017 with a total cost of L.E. 26 million.
King Mina "Narmer" took Mit Rahina as the capital of Egypt. It was initially called the "White Wall" and later "Memphis". Its religious, historical and strategic importance continued throughout ancient Pharaonic times.
The statue of Ramses II, which was located in Ramses Square, was removed from the area and was transferred to the Grand Egyptian Museum.
The area includes the Temple of Ptah, the Temple of Mummification, the Temple of Hathor, and the Museum of the Colossal Statue of Ramses II. The museum will be developed within the comprehensive development project.