H.E the Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anani gave a lecture at the Egyptian Bureau for Cultural and Educational Affairs in London on the latest archaeological projects and discoveries as well as the museums in Egypt. During the lecture, H.E the Minister of Antiquities showed various archaeological discoveries that took place recently and that received wide international news coverage, especially in England. This exposure exhibits the various tombs, museums, and archaeological projects that are now open to the public, which ultimately supports tourism in Egypt.
H.E The Minister also spoke about the restoration project of Baron Empain’s palace, which is set to open in November. The palace will be transformed into an exhibition that tells the history of the district of Heliopolis. In addition to this, the lecture also covered the national museums set to open in the coming period, such as the National Museum of Sohag. The inauguration of this museum will be honoured by the presence of H.E the President of Egypt. H.E the Minister of Antiquities then spoke about the developments in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and the Grand Egyptian Museum.
This lecture was part of H.E the Minister’s visit to London to inaugurate the exhibition of “Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh”, taking place that evening. London is the third of the exhibition’s stops, following Los Angeles, USA and Paris.