Valley of the Queens
The ancient city of Thebes was one of the most important and richest cities in ancient Egypt.
The cash printing machines at the new Central Bank of Egypt in the Administrative Capital, is issuing the denominations of the new Egyptian currency.
On this day, July 28, 2001, Egypt retrieved the head statue of Nefertari, the wife of Pharaoh Ramses II, and six stolen papyrus scrolls after they were smuggled to Britain during the nineties from a warehouse in Saqqara, south of Cairo.
The ministry indicated that the archaeological discovery will have a wide impact due to its uniqueness.
Queen Nefertari is considered the main wife of the most famous pharaoh of Egypt, King Ramses II [1290-1224 BC], and the mother of six of his most important children.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi approved Luxor becoming the capital of arts and culture.