After his short visit to Luxor, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities H.E Dr. Khaled al-Anani proceeded in the afternoon to Hurghada. There he inspected a temporary exhibition of some of Tutankhamun’s treasures, now displayed in the Hurghada museum. H.E the Minister was accompanied by Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Dr. Mustafa Waziri.
H.E Dr. Khaled al-Anani explained that the temporary exhibition will draw tourists to Hurghada who wish to see the young king’s treasures for the first time. They will have the chance to see aspects of ancient Egyptian civilization.
Advisor to the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Dr. Mahmoud Mabrouk, stated that the artefacts displayed in the Hurgahda Museum were carefully selected to narrate the young king's life, in addition to highlighting the beauty and sophistication of ancient Egyptian art.
It is worth noting that these pieces were among the artefacts that returned from the exhibition "Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh". The tour began in 2018 and it visited Los Angeles, Paris and London, achieving unprecedented success in these cities. It broke the record of Organized exhibitions in France, as more than a million and 400 thousand visitors visited it during the first 6 months in 2019.
Upon the return of the objects, the Supreme Council of Antiquities decided to temporarily display 10 of these pieces in the Hurghada Museum, which was recently opened, and 10 others in the Sharm El-Sheikh Museum, which will be opened at the end of this year.