Abdel Fatah el-Sisi Listening to Mustafa Waziri's explanation regarding Sohag Musuem - Egypt Today
CAIRO – 12 August 2018: Supreme Secretary of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri, announced that 1,000 smuggled ancient Egyptian antiques have been recovered; thanks to the efforts exerted by the ministry over the past couple of years.
Waziri further stated that the recovery of the 1,000 ancient pieces is additional to the recovery of the smuggled collection of antiques recovered in Italy recently.
Waziri gave a detailed explanation of the collectibles of the Sohag Museum to Sisi during the opening of the entity.
It is worth noting that Ayman Abd El Moneim, governor of Sohag, explained that this national museum represents a strong boost for tourism in the governorate.
This museum contains archaeological artifacts of various ages. According to Elham Salah, head of the museum sector, this museum has a basement containing artifacts that show the religious ideology of ancient Egyptians.
There are also statues of kings and artifacts that shed light on the customs and traditions of families in the past, such as the textile industry in the city of Akhmin.
Salah expressed that the museum is not only going to display artifacts for the sake of entertainment, but the museum will also be organizing educational and cultural workshops for children to raise their awareness on the heritage of their ancestors. Some workshops will also teach young adults and women how to make traditional crafts, especially textiles that happens to be famous in Sohag.