Today marks the 118th anniversary of the Egyptian Museum located in El Tahrir district in Cairo. Tourism and Antiques Minister Dr. Khaled El Enani announced in Saqqara a few days ago that a number of the newly-discovered mummies will be exhibited at the Egyptian Museum.
In addition, he pionted out to the ministry’s efforts in upgrading the museum and re-qualifying it to cope up with the lately-constructed and opened museums.
El Enani also said on his Instagram account yesterday, “All archeological sites and museums in our beloved Egypt are very dear to my heart, but the Egyptian Museum in El-Tahrir has a special place.”
He added, “My relationship with this historic museum goes back to more than 30 years when I started learning Egyptology, and I also had the honor of being its director.”
“In our iconic museum’s 118th anniversary, we are determined, my colleagues in the Ministry and I, to continue our work in restoring this prestigious museum to it’s original splendor and highlight the unique and exquisite beauty of the tens of thousands of artifacts that it holds, and for it to continue its role as a cultural hub and the beacon of Egyptology and Egyptian antiquities for Egyptians, tourists and scholars from all over the world,” he continued.