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Hurghada’s Antiquities Museum Opens to the Public

Hurghada’s Antiquities Museum Opens to the Public
    written by
    Mariam Nowar

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    “Hurghada, [on the] Red Sea, is known for beach tourism. Those who come on charter flights never get to see the history of Egypt, now we are offering them a capsule of history,” said Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Khaled El Anany during the official opening of Hurghada’s first antiquities museum on Saturday, according to VOA News. “It’s a leading experience in Egypt to link maritime and cultural tourism,” he added to English Ahram.

    According to Egyptian Streets, the museum houses over 1,500 artefacts ranging from Coptic icons, Torah scrolls, paintings, and a bust of Queen Meritamun, along with various ancient items like wigs, creams, perfumes, and jewellery. Tickets for entry are 200LE for foreigners, 100LE for international students, 80LE for Egyptians, and 40LE for Egyptian students. The museum was completed in partnership with the private sector, which is allegedly the country’s first attempt; hence, the revenue will be split between the ministry and the private company.

    “The Ministry of Antiquities will be the sole authority responsible for the management and security of the Hurghada Museum collection, as well as anything related to antiquities, such as exhibition halls, and the maintenance and restoration labs,” said El-Enany.

     

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