Queen of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant inaugurate a photo exhibition at Baron Palace



Sat, 18 Mar 2023 - 11:29 GMT


Sat, 18 Mar 2023 - 11:29 GMT


The Queen of Belgium, Princess Elisabeth Duchess of Brabant, the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, and the Belgian Ambassador to Cairo inaugurated a photo exhibition at Baron Palace. 
The event was held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Queen Elisabeth of Belgium's visit to Egypt in 1923.
Queen Mathilde of Belgium and her daughter Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant visited also King Tutankhamun’s tomb and other historical monuments in Luxor.





In the iconic Valley of the Kings, the Queen and Princess visit the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century: the tomb of Tutankhamun. Howard Carter discovered this virtually intact tomb on November 4, 1922.





Queen Elisabeth and Prince Leopold were present at the opening of the tomb chamber in 1923 and were therefore among the first to visit it.





Exactly 100 years after their visit, the Queen and Princess are now also in the grave of the most famous pharaoh.


The visit ends in the "Lost Golden City of Luxor", which was discovered only in September 2020. The site is over 3400 years old and has been very well preserved.



The Lost Golden City has not yet revealed all of its secrets, but is hailed as one of the most important discoveries since Tutankhamun’s tomb.




On the sidelines of her current visit to Egypt, the Queen of Belgium and her daughter  Duchess of Brabant, visited as well as sites currently excavated by Belgian archaeological missions and landmarks in Luxor.
They were received by the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziry who presented a souvenir to the queen that commemorate her visit to Egypt.



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