Antiquities Min. Inspects Philae Temple in Aswan

By: Taarek Refaat, Ali Abu-Dashish

CAIRO, Mar.17(SEE)- Minister of Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani visited on Sunday the Philae Temple in Aswan to inspect the latest developments of the renovation and visitor services process.

Minister of Tourism Rania Al-Mashat, and Head of the projects sector Wadallah Abu El-Ela Accompanied Al-Anani during his tour.

Abu El-Ela said that the walls and pillars of the temple have been repaired, and the colors have been restored, noting that the extra grass and debris in the yard have been removed.

He added that the task of developing the services of the temple was carried out in cooperation with the National National Bank (NBE), within the framework of the ministry of antiquities to develop various archaeological sites in accordance with UNESCO and international standards.

In addition, a 4 x 5 meters air-conditioned visitors’ gate was installed with 6 electronic guard booths. Up to 15 points to determine the visitor’s route on Philae Island was also installed, as well as six guiding boards, including instructions in both Arabic and English languages.

Al-Anani praised the progress made in the development process and was keen to meet Archaeologists operating on the project.

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