On the sidelines of the opening of the “Ramses and the Gold of the Pharaohs” exhibition in its fourth stop at the Australia Museum, Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, gave a lecture on the most significant archaeological discoveries in Egypt at the University of Sydney, Australia.
Dr. Waziri presented the latest archaeological discoveries in Egypt, particularly in the Saqqara archaeological region and Luxor Governorate. He also discussed the achievements of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, including the restoration work at various archaeological sites. Notably, the temples of Karnak and Esna underwent cleaning of inscriptions and removal of dirt and soot to reveal their original colors.
Furthermore, he updated the audience on the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) project, which is the largest museum in the world dedicated to the ancient Egyptian civilization. The museum will display King Tutankhamun's possessions for the first time upon its opening. Dr. Waziri also mentioned the recent openings of archaeological sites and museums in Egypt, including the Greco-Roman Museum, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly.
Towards the end of the lecture, the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities invited Australians to visit Egypt and enjoy its diverse tourism components. He told them that the Ministry is working towards providing all means of tourism comfort and encouraging tourists to visit Egypt multiple times.