Egypt received US$1.3 billion in return for holding the “Ramses the Great and the Gold of Pharaohs” exhibition at De Young Museum in San Francisco, US, and will get a percentage of tickets, Mostafa Waziry, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said.
According to Waziry, 181 artifacts, most of which were not on display in Egypt, were selected to be displayed at the San Francisco exhibition.
Waziry said in a telephone interview with the “Al-Hayat Al-Youm” program broadcast on Al-Hayat channel, Wednesday, 30,000 tickets were sold at the start of the exhibition, which receives an average of 3,000 visitors per day.
“The exhibition took about a year to prepare, and documentaries about Ramses II were prepared,” he said.
“The exhibition continues in San Francisco. Francisco for six months, before moving to France and then to Australia,” Waziry said.