By Ali Abu Dashish, Maydaa Abo El-Nadar
CAIRO, MAR.17 (SEE) – Under the umbrella of the Ministry of Antiquities’ plan to improve the monumental sites’ services and to develop offering the guiding information, the Ministry started applying the project “Visual Identity and Improving the Archeological Sites’ Display”.
The initiated the process at different sites including the following zones: the Giza Pyramids, Saqqara, Dahshour, Karnak in Luxor, Philae and Abu Simbel Temples in Aswan, Saladin Citadel, Muizz Street, Saladin Citadel, and the Religious Complex.
In this regard, the Minister’s Assistant Ayman Saeid said, “The project aims to enrich the tourists’ visit through improving the display at the monumental sites, where panels will be replaced to determine the visit’s route. Also, the sites will comprise umbrellas, rest seats, service units, light poles, and security kiosks.
He added, “The service units’ design was inspired by Shaimaa Abou El-Kheir’s philosophy about the ancient Egyptians’ concept of the sun. In other words, the sun will narrate the story of the archeological site. Hieroglyphs letters will change according to the monumental site.”
Many entities contributed in the project, including the UNESCO’s office in Cairo, National Bank of Egypt, designer Shaimaa Abou El-Kheir from Shshah Kamal Designing House.