Under the title “Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology,” Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities participated in the 8th International Conference of Egyptology in Spain.
The conference was organized by the Spanish University of Jaén, at the Iberian Museum.
The conference came with the participation of a group of archaeologists and professors from different countries of the world.
Abdel Moneim Saeed, the Director-General of Aswan and Nuba Antiquities at the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and Hani Al-Tayeb, the supervisor of the Scientific Office at the Office of the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, participated in two lectures.
Saeed gave a presentation on the reformulation of the Air Dome area in Aswan during the Old Kingdom, during which he reviewed the efforts of the ministry in developing the archaeological sites in Aswan and raising the efficiency of the tourism services provided to improve the experience of visitors while they are in archaeological sites and museums.
He also shed light on the role of foreign missions operating in Egypt and their cooperation with the ministry in the field of restoration and development of archaeological sites and the opening of a number of archaeological tombs to visit and seek to promote tourism to Egypt, especially in Aswan.
As for Al-Tayeb, he participated in a main lecture on the tomb of Visir Rashepses from the reign of King Djedkare Isesi of the Fifth Dynasty, during which he reviewed the new parts that he discovered,
He pointed out that the cemetery is known since the nineteenth century, but the burial chamber and the southern part, which numbered more than ten rooms, were newly discovered, and the burial chamber contains wonderful views that only appeared in the tomb of Rashepses.
Contributed by Israa Farhan