In celebration of World Heritage Day, Egypt’s Minister of Tourism& Antiquities organizes a tour inside Wahti tomb


Sat, 18 Apr 2020 - 02:16 GMT

File- Dr. Khaled El-Enany

File- Dr. Khaled El-Enany

CAIRO - 18 April 2020: In celebration of UNESCO’s World Heritage Day, Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Dr. Khaled El-Enany takes us into a tour inside the awe-inspiring tomb of Wahti in Saqqara.

Uncovered in 2018, Wahati tomb is considered one of the most important discoveries of the decade.


The tomb belonged to a Fifth Dynasty High-Priest of ‘Purification’, making it an especially apt and timely reminder that cleansing and protecting that which we hold dear is an innate human desire that stretches back through millennia.

World Heritage Day falls on April 18 every year. It is tailor made to increase awareness about the vitality of cultural heritage and find ways to protect and preserve our heritage.

In 1982 the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) suggested celebrating heritage on April 18, and it was approved by the General Assembly of UNESCO in 1983.

In celebration of World Heritage Day, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities launched a drawing competition for children aged 6-12.

The children are supposed to Chose one of the seven World Heritage Sites found in Egypt, draw a picture of it and write a short essay to describe it. Each kid will send a photo of his/her drawing,essay and personal data on this

The ministry will organise an online gallery for the drawings and chose three winners. The last day to submit the drawings is 15 May 2020.



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