He is active and passionate about his work; during his tenure as Minister of Antiquities, he carried out many important projects such as the completion of the Grand Egyptian Museum, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, the restoration of Baron Palace, the Jewish Temple, the Greek-Roman Museum in Alexandria and many important projects, in addition to many archeological discoveries that contributed greatly to the promotion of Egyptian tourism.
He is Dr. Khaled Al-Anani, the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities.
Al-Anani was born in 1971, he was appointed as the minister of antiquities since 2016 in the government of Sharif Ismail, until now.
He graduated from the faculty of Tourism Guidance; he was appointed as a teaching assistant and then an assistant teacher at Helwan University, he obtained a PhD in ancient Egyptian archaeology, and worked as a professor of Egyptology and Tourism at the Guidance Department, and in the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management, Helwan University since 2011.
Al-Anani supervised and discussed many scientific theses, he lectured at the Brandenburg University of Technology in Germany, he also lectured at the University of Palermo, and gave more than twenty lectures, conferences and seminars in France, Germany and Switzerland.
He worked as a correspondent member at the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin and served as the former director of the Open Education Center “2010 – 2012”. He worked as head of the Tourist Guidance Department, the Deputy Dean for Education and Student Affairs, and a visiting professor at Paul Valéry University. He taught ancient Egyptian language, civilization, and antiquities in many public and private universities.
He supervised the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization since 2014, and the Egyptian Museum in El Tahrir square in 2015. The French government awarded him the “Knight” Medal in Arts and Literature. He carried out many achievements in his first and second tenures as a minister of antiquities.
Contributed by Basant Ahmed