Wed, 10 Feb 2021 - 03:09 GMT
Head statue of King "Ra-Nefer-Ef" exhibited in Prague - Min. of Tourism & Antiquities
CAIRO – 10 February 2021: Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziry signed an agreement to extend the exhibition "Kings of the Sun", which is currently held at the National Museum in the Czech capital Prague, to June 30, 2021.
The exhibition was held for six months in Prague, and it was scheduled to end on February 2021.
Waziry said the extension of the exhibition period came based on the approval of the Egyptian Cabinet on January 20, 2021 and the Board of Directors of the Supreme Council of Antiquities on November 29, 2020.
He added that the exhibition is highly popular among Czech citizens, as it is the first exhibition of Egyptian antiquities in Prague and the largest exhibition of antiquities ever held shedding light on the Old Kingdom.
It is worth noting that the exhibition of the “Kings of the Sun” was inaugurated by Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el-Enany, the Czech Prime Minister Andrei Babisch and the Czech Minister of Culture Lubomir Zaoralk, last August 2020, which coincided with the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the archaeological work of the Czech mission in Abu Sir.
The exhibition offers its visitors a small glimpse of the Egyptian civilization, which encourages them to visit Egypt to see more of its artifacts and to enjoy its picturesque beaches.
The exhibition includes 90 artifacts from the excavations of the Czech mission in the Archaeological Zone of Abu Sir.
Among them are the head of a statue of King "Ra-Nefer-Ef", and a group of statues from the Old Kingdom, including a statue of a writer, statues of senior statesmen and officials, and a group of Canopic jars, in addition to ten Ushabti statues of faience.