Egypt's four ram-headed sphinxes placed at Tahrir Square

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Sat, 02 May 2020 - 01:13 GMT

File -Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced that the four ram-headed sphinxes have been transported to Tahrir Square in central Cairo.

File -Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced that the four ram-headed sphinxes have been transported to Tahrir Square in central Cairo.

CAIRO - 2 May 2020: Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced that the four ram-headed sphinxes have been transported to Tahrir Square in central Cairo, after the completion of its restoration, lasted over the past few months.

Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said that two of the ram-headed sphinxes have been installed on its bases located beside the recently restored and erected obelisk in Tahrir Square as part of its development project while the two other ram-headed sphinxes will be erected in their location within the up coming hours.

He added that the four ram-headed sphinxes will be covered with wooden boxes until the official opening of the Tahrir square development project, funded by the Ministry of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities, in coordination with Cairo Governorate, and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities within the framework of the plan to showcase Egypt’s unique civilization.

The transportation was carried out by the Arab contractors company under the supervision of a team of restorers and archaeologists from the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

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