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Supreme Council of Antiquities, Zagazig University Ink Joint Cooperation Agreement

Fri 10 May 2024 | 02:25 PM
Ali abo dashish- Ahmed Emam

In order to raise archaeological awareness among young Egyptian university students, Dr. Mohamed Ismail Khaled, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and Dr. Khaled Al-Dirandali, President of Zagazig University representing the university, signed a joint cooperation agreement .

This agreement outlines the display of a collection of artifacts in the university museum, which is dedicated to introducing university students to the richness of Egypt's history and civilization through its exhibits. These artifacts, approximately 5,807 in number, are the yield of the university mission's archaeological excavations.

In his speech during the signing ceremony, Dr. Muhammad Ismail Khaled welcomed Dr. Khaled Al-Dirandali and the university representatives, voicing his delight at the fruitful cooperation between the Council and the University, which has spanned over 30 years in the realms of archaeology, museums, excavations, etc. He noted that the late Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim Bakr was the former dean and founder of the Higher Institute for Eastern Civilizations and Ancient Near East at Zagazig University, as well as President of the Antiquities Authority in the 1990s.

The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities affirmed that the signing of this protocol continues existing facets of cooperation, which he views as a new step toward broader horizons of cooperation between the Council and the University.

Moreover, he University President invited the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities to participate in the activities of Zagazig University's 50th anniversary celebration, giving a lecture on the historical and archaeological significance of the Tel Basta region, the city of Zagazig, and Sharkia Governorate through the ages.