CAIRO – 4 May 2022: Members of the Maroon 5 American pop rock band visited the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, on the sidelines of their visit to Egypt to give a musical performance.
Director General of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Sabah Abdel Razek received the band and accompanied them on a tour inside the museum's various halls.
During the visit, the band members expressed their fascination with the Egyptian treasures housed in the museum, especially the treasures of the golden king Tutankhamun; the holdings of Tanis; and the treasures of Yuya and Tuya, the ancestors of King Akhenaten.
For her part, Assistant Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for promotion Lamia Kamel indicated the band members were keen to visit the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, even though it was not part of their visit program in Egypt, pointing out that they were also so impressed with what they saw during their visit to the Giza Pyramids Antiquities Area, which made them change their visit program to include visiting the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to explore more secrets of the ancient Egyptian civilization.
The band members were keen to record their tour inside the museum by taking photos and various short videos and uploading them on their various social media accounts, which in turn contributes to promoting the Egyptian tourist destinations.