On March 3, Egypt celebrates the National Day of Qena. On this occasion, ET shed light on the most important archaeological site in this upper Egyptian governorate; The dazzling Temple of Dendera.
Head of the Museums Sector at Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities Moamen Othman visited the Cairo International Airport Museum, to see the progress of work in preparation for its opening.
This statue is one of the largest statues of King Merneptah that was ever found, with a height of about 2.60 meters, a width of one meter, a depth of 0.75 meters, and a weight of more than four tons.
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat received a variety of important archaeological collections that were recently discovered during the excavations carried out by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in the city of Memphis and its cemeteries in Saqqara.
Waziri pointed out that the statue is about 95 cm in height and 45 cm in diameter and that excavation work is continuing to uncover the remaining pieces and evidence.
The rescue excavations mission found a number of antique blocks and sculptures of pink and black granite and limestone dating back to the era of King Ramses II.
The celebrations will be held with the participation of thousands of members of the church for a period of 7 days, ending on Nov. 17.