Egypt's Min. of Tourism& Antiquities launches a video tour for wooden panels dating back to Fatimid Period

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Fri, 01 May 2020 - 11:26 GMT

File- A set of wooden panels decorated with engraved with human, animal, and floral figures dating back to the Fatimid Period in Egypt (5th century AH / 11th century AD MIA no. 3473).

File- A set of wooden panels decorated with engraved with human, animal, and floral figures dating back to the Fatimid Period in Egypt (5th century AH / 11th century AD MIA no. 3473).

CAIRO - 1 May 2020: The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities launched on April 30 a new guided video tour for a set of wooden panels decorated with engraved with human, animal, and floral figures.

It dates to the Fatimid Period in Egypt (5th century AH / 11th century AD MIA no. 3473)

These wooden panels once adorned the palaces of the Fatimid Caliphs on al-Mu’izz Street between Bab Zuwayla and Bab al-Futuh (Cairo’s then-city gates).

These palaces were decorated with scenes drawn from daily life such as hunting, playing music, dancing, and drinking.



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The engraved decoration executed in several layers reflects the skill of Fatimid artisans. These panels were reused to decorate the huge architectural complex of Mamluk sultan al-Mansur Qalawun on al-Mu’izz street in 684 AH/ 1285 AD.


The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, represented by the General Egyptian Authority for Tourism Promotion, is launching a promotional campaign to introduce the rituals of the holy month of Ramadan to the various tourist destinations in Egypt.

This will be held under the slogan "Experience Ramadan from Home" on all the official social media platforms of the ministry and the Tourism Promotion Authority.

Head of the General Egyptian Authority for Tourism Promotion Ahmed Youssef explained that this campaign aims to introduce the unique atmosphere of Ramadan in Egypt to the Arab and international audiences, and to shed light on the celebrations that fill the Egyptian streets, homes, hotels and cafes, inviting the world to enjoy these places after the return of the tourism movement.

The president of the commission indicated that video clips of ancient Egyptian dishes will be presented every Saturday, starting May 2.

Youssef pointed out that the campaign presents diverse content using various presentation methods, to make sure the campaign attracts multiple segments of the international, Arab and local audiences.

This content provides information on the benefits of fasting, and information about the various Islamic monuments through riddles, which allow more communication and interaction with the public.

The campaign also presents short stories on the origins of lanterns in Egypt and stories from the Museum of Islamic Art.

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