On the occasion of the International Day of People with Disability; and as President Al-Sisi dedicated this year for children with disability; Bibliotheca Alexandria organized on Wednesday a day for children with disability at the Pyramids.
The bibliotheca organized the event in cooperation with the museum of antiquities and the Zahi Hawass Centre of Egyptology.
Parallel with the bibliotheca policy and its interest to spread archaeological awareness amongst Egyptian society, especially youth and persons with disability, during the event, Hawass explained the archaeological zone and gave an introduction about Egyptian civilization to the children who attended.
With the children, Hawass toured the zone explaining the area’s history; how the Pyramids were built, bearing in mind that they were considered a national project in ancient Egypt; and the story behind discovering Toutankmoun’s tomb.
In a simple way, Hawass talked about his discovery in the Pyramids; the workers’ tombs, a discovery that proves that building the Pyramids is not traced to forced labor.
Afterwards, Hawass narrated the story of Toutankamoun who ruled Egypt when he was only nine year-old, despite of his illness.
Children asked Hawass about mummification and kings’ tombs. While they were contemplating the Pyramids, admiration and amusement were seen on children’s faces.
Translator: Maydaa Abo El-Nadar