Second Egyptian Exhibition Inaugurated in USA



Mon, 29 Oct 2018 - 02:48 GMT


Mon, 29 Oct 2018 - 02:48 GMT

During the inauguration - Egypt Today

During the inauguration - Egypt Today

CAIRO – 29 October 2018: Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Dr. Mostafa Waziri, launched the submerged exhibit at Minneapolis City in the USA, entitled “Drowned Cities: The Magical World of Egypt”, which will resume through to April 2019.

It is worth noting that press outlets, journalists, correspondents, international and Egyptian news agencies attended to cover the important event.

Waziri was accompanied by Waadallah Abu el-Ela and Magda Ismail, head of the projects sector and head of the central department of sector affairs and the board directors respectively.

The secretary general explained that this is the second stop on the exhibition, as it resumed for 6 months in St. Louis, as a first station, where 113 thousand individuals attended.

Waziri explained the most important archaeological discoveries in Egypt recently to the attendees, and invited the American people to visit Egypt and enjoy its unique culture and ancient civilization.

It is worth noting that the exhibition consists of 293 artifacts that tell the story of two of the most significant ancient commercial cities that sank under the Mediterranean sea and the devastating earthquake, which was recovered from the cities of Heraklion and Canopus in the eastern port of Alexandria and Abu Qir. The exhibition also includes other pieces from the Maritime Museum, the Greek Roman Museum, the Alexandria National Museum and the Egyptian Museum of Liberation.

Among the most important pieces are the large statues of goddess Isis, Serapes and Sphinx. Other ornaments and household items are also displayed.

The exhibition began in 2015 in Europe, where it was showed at The Institute of the Arab World in France under the title “Osiris, Secrets of Egypt Submerged” and then moved to the British Museum in England, before it finished its journey in Zurich, Switzerland.

The exhibition then started its second trip to four cities in the United States of America, first in St. Louis, Missouri, and then to the Minneapolis Museum of Art in Minneapolis, Minnesota, resuming from October to April 2019.

The exhibition then moved to the Boston Museum in Massachusetts, running from June through to December, then to Colorado, where it ran from February to December 2019.

Some of the ancient antiquities - Egypt Today

Part of the inauguration - Egypt Today

Part of the inauguration - Egypt Today



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