CAIRO - 7 April 2020: Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has recently launched an initiative allowing people from all over the world to visit the various archaeological sites across the country.
This step was taken to help people around the world to commit to staying at home as a precautionary measure to confront the novel coronavirus.
The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities had launched virtual tours to the tomb of Minina, the tomb of Queen Meresankh III, the Red Monastery and the Mosque and Madrassa of Sultan Barquq.
Virtual Tours to other sites will be available in the upcoming period.
A number of leaders at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities confirmed that tours of a number of archaeological sites will be presented in cooperation with a foreign company and the Ministry of Communications.
As for the idea of making virtual visits to museums, officials at the ministry indicated in comments made to the press that the idea of making virtual visits to the archaeological museums in Egypt is already on the table, and it will be applied at a quality befitting the cultural history of Egypt.
However, the matter is done according to the places on the map, which aims to implement the largest possible number of virtual tours.
It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities will launch on Tuesday, April 7 at 7 p.m., with a virtual tour to Ben Ezra Synagogue, located in Misr el-Kadima.