Khaled Anany – File Photo
CAIRO – 10 July 2017: Khaled El-Anany, Minister of Antiquities announced Monday during his visit to Damietta governorate that the coming days will witness the announcement of an important archaeological discovery that will astonish the whole world.
Anany refused to disclose what the discovery is or reveal where it was made. “I will leave it to speculations.’’ He said adding that it is a graveyard dating back to the Pharaonic era. Anany pointed out that the announcement of the discovery will be made in the presence of ambassadors in Cairo.
The minister also said that he invited ambassadors in Cairo during the extraction of an Absmatic statue from the Matareya district of Cairo to join the people who gathered to see the process.
Enany noted that the presence of ambassadors among people in an ordinary district sends a reassuring message to the world that Egypt is safe.
Year 2017 witnessed very important archaeological discoveries. The most important was on May 13 when Anany announced that archaeologists at Cairo University have discovered catacombs including 18 non-royal mummies in Tuna el-Gebel, in Minya Governorate, south of Cairo.