Dr. Khaled El-Anani, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, held a meeting with the archaeological committee concerned with the restoration project of Al-Kebbash Road in Luxor (Rams Road) which connects the temples of Luxor and Karnak.
The meeting was attended by Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, head of the museums’ sector, head of the central administration of the Antiquities Registration Center, assistant minister for museum exhibition, and director-general of the development of archaeological sites and museums.
During the meeting, they discussed the project to discover and prepare the path of the Kebbash Road, and identifying its attractive spots, to be transferred into an exhibition of rare pictures from the 19th century that narrates the history of the Karnak and Luxor temples, the procession route that connects the temples, as well as the most important archaeological discoveries.
It will also show pictures and scenes of holidays and celebrations that were held in ancient times, in preparation for a grand celebration that will be held during the next few months to promote Luxor Governorate.
These photos will also be provided with identification cards and a QR code to enable the visitor to know more information about the photos, the exhibition, and the route via the Ministry’s website.
The procession route will be opened for visitors after paving the walkway, raising the efficiency of the road via setting up night lighting, in addition to providing the road with a number of directional panels designed with materials resistant to sunlight.
Contributed by Nada Mustafa