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The Telegraph: King Tutankhamun's mask is a must-see tourist icon


Fri 19 Feb 2021 | 08:54 PM
Ali Abu Dashish

British newspaper ‘The Telegraph’ published for the third consecutive time a report on tourism in Egypt, this time choosing the golden mask of the young king Tutankhamun as one of the world’s must-see tourist icons in your lifetime.

The report contained an accurate description of this mask and its design, detailing that it consists of a layer of pure gold encrusted with precious and semi-precious stones.

The mask was described in the report as one of the unique pieces that dazzled the world and increased the fondness for the ancient Egyptian civilization.

It is currently displayed in the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square and is scheduled to be transferred soon with the rest of the young king’s treasures to the Grand Egyptian Museum.

The report also detailed Egyptologist Howard Carter’s 1922 discovery of the tomb of King Tut and the treasures it held, as well as provided information on the king and his family, the era of his rule, and his death as a young man.

‘The Telegraph’ kicked off its reports about Egypt’s tourism with a report on Egypt by naming the country as the best tourist destination to travel to in 2021.

The second report was about Nile cruises in Egypt, which were described as fun and 'the best river cruise in the world’.

‘CNN Travel’ had also chosen Egypt among the 21 best safe tourist destinations for travel in 2021.

Egypt also ranked No.1 in the world, among the most sought-after tourist destinations during the current time, according to an opinion poll conducted by Swiss travel magazine ‘Travel Inside’, which specializes in tourism.

Furthermore, ‘Trip Advisor’ chose Alexandria as one of the best popular tourist destinations in the world for 2021, while the cities of Cairo and Hurghada made the list in 2020.

Contributed by Yara Sameh