Tourism Minister Dr. Rania Al-Mashat boasted about the greatness and magnificence of King Tutankhamun collection that is being shown at the Saatchi Gallery in London.
The ancient Egyptian king antiquities are being displayed at an exhibition titled “Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh,” which was opened earlier by Antiquities Minister Khaled Anani.
The Boy King as the #World’s Most Loved Tourist & 150 pieces of his collection have been touring Los Angeles, Paris & #London to show the magnificence of pharoanic culture. The pieces will return back to join his 5,000 full collection in The Grand Egyptian Museum #GEM2020. #Egypt pic.twitter.com/P2PsYF9UQr
— Rania A. Al Mashat (@RaniaAlMashat) November 10, 2019
Al-Mashat on her official Twitter account said: “The Boy King as the #World’s Most Loved Tourist & 150 pieces of his collection have been touring Los Angeles, Paris & #London to show the magnificence of pharaonic culture.”
The minister pointed out that the pharaoh’s 5,000-full collection would be displayed in the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), set to be opened in the fourth quarter of 2020.
“The pieces will return to join his 5,000 full collection in The Grand Egyptian Museum #GEM2020,” she added.
In the past week, Al-Mashat toured exhibition which was held in conjunction with the 2019 World Travel Market (WTM).
She noted that the exhibition contributes to promoting GEM opening and encouraging its visitors to come to Egypt in 2020 to see the full collection again at GEM.
She also lauded the Antiquities Ministry’s efforts to organize exhibitions for the Egyptian antiquities abroad, considering them as ambassadors for promoting tourism in Egypt.
“The Tourism Ministry is keen on allocating a part of its pavilions abroad for promoting GEM,” she added.
It is worth mentioning that the exhibition was held in Los Angeles from March 2018 till January 2019 then Paris from March till September. It is set to be held in London till May 3.