Egypt Independent

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities announces major new discoveries in Luxor



Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled al-Anani announced that two major archaeological discoveries in Luxor have been made, with further details to be revealed in the coming weeks.

The past year has seen a plethora of great archaeological events, the minister said, but 2021 will see even more in terms of  archaeological discoveries and museum openings.

In exclusive statements to Al-Masry Al-Youm, Anany said that the museums of the Administrative Capital and alongside the factory of archaeological reproductions will be inaugurated before Ramadan.

He added that the ceremony to transfer 22 royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization will be held on April 3. Many international figures will attend the procession, Anany said, adding that a 50 percent discount on ticket prices has been announced to encourage Egyptians and foreigners to visit the exhibition’s central hall for the first two weeks of the inauguration.

The new royal mummies will be open to the public as soon as the display hall is finished by placing the mummies inside, and once all related lighting and security devices are installed.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm