CAIRO – 7 July 2021: Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly inspected the restoration project of Al-Kebbash Road in Luxor [Rams Road], as well as the ongoing works in Karnak and Luxor temples, in preparation for the opening ceremony.
Madbouly's inspection tour to the Rams Road and Karnak Temple comes as part of the continuous efforts of all concerned agencies to restore and revive the archaeological and historical sites, to preserve Egypt's treasures that narrate its ancient history through various ages.
Furthermore, Madbouly pointed out that the project to discover and prepare the path of the Kebbash Road in Luxor is one of the most important archaeological projects that the state is currently implementing, as it aims to transform Luxor into the largest open museum in the world by linking the Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, the Temple of Mut and the ancient medical ruins being discovered in the Nagaa Abu Asba area with the Grand Processions Road.
During his tour of Karnak Temple, the prime minister inspected the great hall of the pillars in the temple, and followed up on the restoration and revival process taking place there. Madbouly was keen to take memorial photos with a number of tourists in the temple.
In light of the plan to complete the project in a timely manner, Madbouly directed to increase the number of workers, and to allocate the budget required for the speedy completion of this process.
Moreover, Madbouly held a dialogue with the supervisor of technicians and workers in charge of the development operations to find out the production capacity of each worker, and the requirements for the speedy completion of these works.
In this regard, Madbouly drew attention to the importance of the participation of more graduates of the faculties of tourism and antiquities in the development and restoration operations in the archaeological sites.
Madbouly also inspected, during his tour of Karnak Temple, the restoration work of the statue of Thutmose II, which has been in ruins for more than a thousand years. It was indicated that the restoration work is expected to be completed during the month of October.
On his way to Luxor Temple, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly inspected the Luxor Corniche and Rams Road, and instructed to plant palm trees on both sides of the Rams Road, and to shed more light on the aesthetic view at the entrances to all archaeological sites, especially in Karnak and Luxor temples, especially that the area began to witness large numbers of visitors and tourists.
For his part, Minister of Tourism & Antiquities Khaled El-Enani explained that the work of the project to discover and prepare the path of the Al-Kebbash Road is divided into seven sectors to facilitate documentation and registration of the different stages of the excavations and development.
He added that excavations are being completed at Al-Kebbash Road to reveal the statues from the Nag Abu Asba side.
Enani also explained that a joint committee was formed from the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Luxor Governorate and the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces, in order to conduct an inspection to determine the path of the western wall of the Rams Road of the Khonsu Temple.
At the end of the inspection tour, Madbouly praised the efforts of all participants in the revival of the Rams Road in Luxor, pointing out that the restoration work they are carrying out preserves the civilization and ancient human heritage established by the ancient Egyptians.