The UAE ambassador to Egypt, Dr. Hamad Al Shamsi, celebrated today, Saturday, with the Egyptian people the discovery of the Lost City, also known as the Golden City of King Amenhotep III, in the Habu site, west of Luxor.
“It’s an important discovery,” Shamsi told SEE News at the archaeological discovery site.
He expressed his happiness to participate in this global event, which “dazzled the world again and re-shed light on the value of Egypt and its great civilizational history.”
The UAE ambassador added to SEE that “This is a usual thing that Egyptians do in the field of antiquities, including scholars and experts, who have all our esteem and respect,” pointing out that Egypt is a seven-thousand-history country.”
The UAE ambassador commended the Egyptian people, saying: “Its good people preserve the antiquities spread in several governorates to be a witness to the greatest human civilization in the world … We always love Egypt and its people.”
Moreover, he thanked “the Egyptian government and the Ministry of Antiquities, and President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, who pays great attention to highlighting Egypt’s history to the world,” stressing that after the end of the coronavirus pandemic, tourists from all countries of the world will come to Egypt to see these discoveries and new archaeological projects.
It is noteworthy that Shamsi is currently visiting Luxor and enjoying his tours of the archaeological monuments in the governorate, along with his accompanying delegation, as part of his tour in a number of Egyptian governorates.
The UAE ambassador toured the Luxor temple, expressing his admiration for the greatness of what the ancient Egyptians made, and also visited the Sidi Abu Al-Hajjaj Luxor Mosque, where he was keen to perform the prayer.
He also stressed the bonds of love and brotherhood between the two peoples in Arabism, Islam, and history, noting that this visit comes within the framework of the depth of relations between the two countries.
The UAE ambassador arrived in Luxor governorate last Wednesday, where he was received by Mustafa Ilham, the governor of Luxor, and senior officials.