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Egypt Extends Exhibition of "Sun Kings" in Prague until June


Tue 09 Feb 2021 | 04:55 PM
Ali Abu Dashish

Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, signed an agreement on Tuesday to extend the exhibition "Kings of the Sun" currently held in the National Museum in the Czech capital Prague, to continue until June 30, 2021.

The exhibition lasted for six months on show in the museum, and it was scheduled to end this February.

Dr. Waziri added that the extension of the exhibition period based on the approval of the Council of Ministers on 20/01/2021 and the Board of Directors of the Supreme Council of Antiquities on 12/29/2020.

Dr. Waziri indicated that the exhibition met with great turnout by Czech citizens, as it is the first exhibition of Egyptian antiquities in Prague, the largest exhibition of antiquities of the Ancient Kingdom in Egypt.

It is worth noting that the exhibition of the Kings of the Sun was inaugurated by Dr. Khaled Al-Anani, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, the Czech Prime Minister, Andrei Babisch, and the Czech Minister of Culture, Mr. Lubomir Zaoralk, last August, in conjunction with the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the archaeological work of the Czech mission in Abu Sir.

The exhibition offers its visitors a small glimpse of the Egyptian civilization, which encourages them to visit Egypt to see more of its artifacts and enjoy its picturesque beaches.

The exhibition includes 90 artifacts picked from the excavations of the Czech mission in the Archaeological Zone of Abu Sir.

Among those pieces are the head of a statue of King "Ra-Nefer-F", and a group of statues from the Old Kingdom, including a statue of a scriber, statues of senior statesmen and officials, and a group of Canopic vessels, in addition to ten shabty statues of faience.

Contributed by Ahmed Moamar

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