Tue, 07 Sep 2021 - 12:27 GMT
The well known face of Ramses from one of his many colossal statues -
CAIRO – 7 September 2021: International exhibitions of Egyptian antiquities promote tourism in Egypt, attracting a large number of Europeans to visit sites and museums in Egypt.
Most of the exhibitions held abroad to exhibit ancient Egyptian artifacts witnessed an unprecedented turnout from visitors who were mesmerized by the charm of the ancient Egyptian civilization.
Recently, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri and Director and CEO of the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences in the United States of America Joel Partich signed the protocol for holding the temporary archaeological exhibition "Ramses & the Pharaohs’ Gold".
ET reviews the details of the exhibition:
The Council of Ministers agreed to hold the exhibition in four international cities.The exhibition’s insurance value amounts to $1 billion.
The first stop of the exhibition is the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, Texas, USA.
The exhibition will be held in Houston for 6 months, and then move to San Francisco for another 6 months.
At its first stop, the exhibition's holdings will be displayed in a dedicated hall with an area of 3,000 square meters.
The exhibition in the USA will be held in 3 locations: The Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, Houston, Texas; The De Young Museum, San Francisco, California; and Castle Hall, Boston, Massachusetts.
The exhibition will then be held in La Villette Hall in Paris, France; in Sydney, Australia; and in the London Exhibition Hall in London, United Kingdom.
The exhibition's holdings highlight some of the distinctive characteristics of the ancient Egyptian civilization, especially during the Middle and New Kingdoms.
These characteristics appear through a group of ornaments, paintings, stone blocks decorated with inscriptions, and statues of deities in the form of birds and animals, in addition to some colorful wooden coffins.
The exhibition will be held from November 2021 until January 2025.The exhibition includes 181 artifacts.