22 October 2020 05:57 AM

PM inspects National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Cairo

Saturday، 17 October 2020 - 09:26 PM

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli inspected Saturday 17/10/2020 the project of developing Ein el Sera district, Old Cairo, and the surrounding ancient area, as well as the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Cairo's Fustat.

Egypt is set to move 22 royal mummies, including 18 mummies for ancient kings and four for queens, from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, Old Cairo, in a great procession.

The mummies of kings Ramesses the Great, Seqenenre Tao, Thutmose III, Seti I, and queens of Hatshepsut, Meritamen, and Ahmose-Nefertari are expected to be among the royal mummies to be moved.

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled Anani, and Minister of Housing Asem el Gazzar accompanied Madbouli on his tour of the archaeological sites in Old Cairo, along with Cairo governor Khaled Abdel Aal and Head of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Ehab el Far.

The premier said that the project of developing Ein el Sera district comes as part of a comprehensive plan aimed at developing the Fustat district to restore its heritage and cultural image, as well as turning it into a tourist landmark, according to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s directives to pay attention to such archaeological places. 

MENA


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