Tue, 01 Sep 2020 - 02:56 GMT
Anani reviews latest discoveries, openings and new archaeological projects in Egypt at Charles University in Prague - Photo via Egypt's Min. of Tourism & Antiquities
CAIRO – 1 September 2020: Egypt’s Tourism & Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anani gave a lecture at Charles University in the Czech capital, Prague, on the latest discoveries, openings, museums and new archaeological projects in Egypt.
The minister reviewed the numerous archaeological discoveries that were made in Egypt during the last period, as well as the many museums and archaeological projects that have been opened to the public, thus contributing to further tourism promotion in Egypt.
Among the most important of these discoveries is El-Assasif cache in 2019, which unveiled more than 30 colored wooden coffins in the human form containing mummies of men, women and children, which are all in a great state of preservation.
Some recent openings have also been mentioned, such as the restored Palace of the Baron Empain, which was inaugurated by President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi in June 2020 and was transformed into a museum narrating the history of Heliopolis.
Anani also mentioned the opening of many national museums, such as Sohag National Museum, and Hurghada Museum.
Furthermore, Anani also noted the ongoing work to develop some museums, including the Royal Chariots Museum, which will be opened soon; and the works at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, which is being prepared to receive the royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir for the first time in history in a prestigious transfer process.
This is in addition to developments undergoing in the Grand Egyptian Museum project, which will be inaugurated in 2021.
The Egyptian minister also reviewed the precautionary measures and health safety controls that are applied in Egypt to ensure the health and safety of tourists, visitors and workers in the tourism sector, with the resumption of inbound tourism to Egypt in July and the resumption of cultural tourism as of Sept. 1.
At the end of the lecture, the film "A Tourist's Journey in Egypt", which was launched by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in June, was shown as part of its promotional campaign under the title “Same Great Feelings”, which amassed views exceeding 160 million on various social media platforms.
This lecture came on the sidelines of the visit of the Egyptian minister of tourism and antiquities to the Czech capital to open the exhibition "Kings of the Sun", which is the first archaeological exhibition to be held in the Czech Republic and the largest exhibition of antiquities of the Old Kingdom.