Karnak conference kicks off Tuesday in Egypt's Luxor



Wed, 03 May 2017 - 07:13 GMT


Wed, 03 May 2017 - 07:13 GMT

Karnak Temple - Creative Commons via Wikimedia commons /  Photo source: Tizianok

Karnak Temple - Creative Commons via Wikimedia commons / Photo source: Tizianok

CAIRO - 3 May 2017: Egypt’s public library will host the first Karnak Conference May 2-3.

“The conference’s aim is to spur academic and scientific advancement for Karnak region in addition to establishing a lively interaction between Egyptology researchers and scholars,” said Momen Saad, Director of the Department of Scientific Research in Karnak Archaeology.

Saad added that a number of Egyptian archaeological researchers, the Egyptian French Center studying the temples of Karnak and the American Research Center will all cooperate in the conference. The conference will also receive academic contributions from the University of South Valley, the archaeological colleges of Qena and Luxor and the Institute of Tourism and Antiquities in Hurghada.

“This conference demonstrates the efficiency of Egyptian archaeologists in exploring, preserving and restoring their monuments. It also contributes to boosting the number of foreign visitors for the purpose of cultural tourism because it contains treasures and monuments, [those that have been] discovered and more are still being discovered,” said Mahmoud Afifi, head of the Egyptian Antiquities Sector.

The research that will be presented at the conference will be published in Luxor Times magazine, a worldwide publication dedicated exclusively to the uncovering of Egyptian heritage.



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