Thu, 14 Oct 2021 - 01:08 GMT
Part of the returned artifacts - Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities
CAIRO – 14 October 2021: On October 14, the Egyptian artifacts that were displayed at the "Kings of the Sun" exhibition arrived safely to Egypt.
The exhibition was held at the National Museum in the Czech capital Prague from August 30, 2020 to September 30, 2021.
Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mustafa Waziri indicated that the exhibition witnessed a resounding success and a great turnout of visitors, from the Czech and its neighboring countries, adding that the number of visitors exceeded half a million during the exhibition period.
Waziri pointed out that the exhibition was extended for two consecutive periods at the request of the Czech side due to the high demand for it. He stressed that this exhibition led to an increase in the number of tourists from the Czech Republic to Egypt during the last period.
It is worth noting that the “Kings of the Sun” Exhibition is the first exhibition of ancient Egyptian antiquities to be held in the Czech Republic. It was inaugurated by Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Enani, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, and Czech Minister of Culture Lubomir Zauralek, in August 2020, coinciding with the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the archaeological work of the Czech mission in the archaeological area of Abu Sir.
The exhibition provided its visitors with a small glimpse into the ancient Egyptian civilization, encouraging them to visit Egypt to further explore its history and monuments.
The exhibition included 90 artifacts from the excavations of the Czech mission in the archaeological area of Abu Sir.