By: Ali Abu Dashish, Yassmine ElSayed
CAIRO, Mar. 22 (SEE) – Antiques Minister Dr. Khaled Elanany opened today King Tutankhamun exhibition in Paris, on its second global stop after the show in Los Angeles, USA, titled “Tutankhamun.. The Pharaoh’s Treasure”.
The opening was attended by French Cultural Minister Frank Reister, Egyptian icon Archeologist Dr. Zahi Hawas, Egypt’s Ambassador to France Ihab Badawy as well as a group of distinguished guests.
During a one-hour tour in the 150-piece exhibition, all belonging to King Tut, Reister hailed the organization of the exhibition, saying that it reflects the deep joint cooperation between France and Egypt in all cultural fields.
On his part, Elanany said that the antiques field is of special place at the hearts of the French people, who paid much interest in the ancient Egyptian civilization over the past two centuries.
“France continues to support efforts at this field in Egypt, as around 40 French archeological teams currently work in Egypt,” he added.
On other hand, Dr. Hawas said that the exhibition in Paris attracted great interest, unparalleled in other countries, adding that it reflects the cultural civilization of Egypt and sends a world invitation to come and visit her.
Meanwhile, Elanany called upon all the attendees to visit Egypt and experience the transferring process of the ancient royal antiques from Al Tahrir, downtown Cairo, to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, located in Fustat.
The Paris exhibition continues until mid September, and will open to public tomorrow Saturday, marking a centenary of the century’s most important discovery; King Tut’s tomb in 1922.