Thu, 11 Feb 2021 - 01:36 GMT
Sharm El-Sheikh Museum safe as can be - Min. of Tourism & Antiquities
In response to the news that has been circulated alleging that Sharm El-Sheikh Museum and some of its artifacts were affected by flooding, Head of the Museums Sector at the Supreme Council of Antiquities Moamen Othman confirmed that they are baseless allegations and that Sharm El Sheikh Museum and its artifacts are safe and in good condition of preservation and have not been affected whatsoever.
Othman said that every Egyptian should be proud to have such a museum in this important tourist destination.
He further explained that choosing artifacts in any museum, including Sharm El- Sheikh Museum is carried out according to a display scenario prepared by the supreme committee for the museums scenario that includes in its membership professors from all sectors in archeology, museums and restoration.
Moreover, Othman added that the process of packaging and transporting artifacts is carried out by specialists from the ministry and that it’s done according to scientific standards followed internationally after documenting each piece and preparing a detailed report on it before packaging and transporting. He also confirmed that no damages occurred to any piece during the transport process.
As for the statue of the lion at the front of the museum, Othman affirmed that it is in good condition. He said that it was transferred from the garden of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, where it was restored and exhibited.
In addition, Othman pointed out that the chandelier, which was said that it was in Princess Shweikar's room, is in fact one of the possessions of Princess Naglaa Khairy, daughter of Prince Hassan, grandson of Khedive Ismail, and her belongings were delivered and registered recently, and no damages occurred to them, and that it originally contained some missing parts since it was registered.
The head of the museums sector asked all media outlets and social media users to verify the information before circulating such rumors, which confuses the public and provokes anger among citizens, and also offend the specialists who made an extraordinary effort to complete this remarkable museum that was well received on the local, regional and international levels and praised by all its visitors.