"French excavations in Egypt" exhibition kicks off
Thursday، 19 December 2019 - 10:38 AM
An exhibition for French excavations in Egypt kicked off on Wednesday 18/12/2019 at the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo.
The event marks the end of the Egyptian-French cultural year launched in January, Minister of Antiquities Khaled el Anani said after the opening ceremony, in the presence of French Ambassador in Cairo Stéphane Romatet.
Anani applauded Egypt's exceptional historical ties with France, pointing out that French missions represent 20 percent of the 250 archaeological missions operating in Egypt, amounting to 40 missions in different sites.
Initiated by French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to Egypt, the cultural year witnessed many events that highlight the mutual cooperation between both countries, the minister said.
He cited Tutankhamun exhibition at the Grande Halle La Villette in Paris, which drew an unprecedented number of visitors.
Held under the theme: "French excavations in Egypt: Research, Cooperation, Innovation," the event will showcase 94 artifacts the ministry discovered in cooperation with French archaeological missions.
Meanwhile, Romatet said that the French people are "fond" of the Egyptian civilization and the ancient history of Egypt.
The exhibition will be open for the public from December 19 until February 18.