Locals, Foreigners celebrate Spring Holidays in the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir

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Tue, 30 Apr 2019 - 12:06 GMT

Ancient Egyptian Ushabtis - Wikipedia

Ancient Egyptian Ushabtis - Wikipedia

CAIRO - 30 April 2019: Director of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Sabah Abdel Razeq, stated that the museum has been witnessing a high demand in Egyptian and Foreign visitors since opening the museum’s door; to celebrate the spring holidays (Easter).

Abdel Razeq added that numerous volunteers are providing an explanation of the antiquities to the Egyptian visitors, pointing out that during the official holidays the museum witness a large number of visitors; as locals take advantage of these holidays to visit archaeological sites and museums, accompanied by their families.

The director of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir further explained that the museum currently includes an exhibition of antiquities from the discoveries of the ancient area of Tuna el-Gebel in Minya governorate. The exhibition was inaugurated by Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Anany in April 17.

The exhibition includes a collection of pottery vessels, statues made of alabaster, a number of statues of the goddess Sekhmet, and Ushabti statues. Ushabti statues was a funerary figurine used in ancient Egyptian religion.

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