The exhibition is co-organized by National Geographic in Washington D.C, the Egyptian Embassy in Washington, the Egyptian Museum in Italy’s Turin, and Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History.
While welcoming the visitors, Mashat invited them to visit Egypt and enjoy its touristic potentials, saying: “Egypt still has many to offer for tourists.”
The minister highlighted the great role played by the ancient Egyptian queens in the history of Egypt’s community, pointing out that women empowerment tops the state’s priorities.
“Women empowerment comes in line with the fifth pillar of Egypt-Tourism Reform Program which stipulates increasing female workforce in the tourism sector,” Mashat noted.
She cited signing Gender Equality Seal Seal with the National Woman Council and the United Nations Development Program.
The exhibition’s organizers said that the fair is based on promotion the Egyptian tourism and culture in the United States by shedding light on the life of seven queens of Egypt’s New Kingdom beginning from Queen Nefertari’s era till Queen Cleopatra VII.
It also spots the Egyptian women’s role in Egypt’s ancient society along with showing aspects of their daily life.
In the meantime, officials at National Geographic’s department for travel and tourism stated that it would develop tourism programs about Egypt this year to show the new and old Egyptian culture for its followers nationwide.
The exhibition brings its visitors to the 18th and 19th dynasties of ancient Egypt, as they will see such legendary queens as Nefertari, Nefertiti, Hatshepsut, and Cleopatra VII as well as more than 300 prestigious objects, including monumental statues, sparkling jewelry, and impressive sarcophagi.
Visitors can take a 3-D tour of one of the most well-preserved tombs in the Valley of the Queens.
It is being held from March 1 till September 2.