Photos: Cyprus’ president visits National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

As part of a series of official visits to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides, and his accompanying delegation visited the museum, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said in a statement, on Thursday.

The Cypriot officials were received by Fayrouz Fikry, Vice President of the Museum Authority for Administration and Operation, who welcomed them and took them on an introductory tour inside the museum.

The tour included the various exhibition halls, the reception building, the area overlooking Ain el-Sira Lake, the open theater, and the unique archaeological dye dating back to the Fatimid era.

She also briefed the delegation on the cultural and heritage activities, events and art exhibitions that the museum organizes on an ongoing basis, involving various societal groups with the aim of spreading tourism and archaeological awareness, as well as maximizing benefit and development of the museum’s economic potential.

Mohamed Mukhtar, curator of the Museum, gave a full explanation of the museum’s unique artifacts, royal mummies, and Egyptian textiles that tell the history of Egyptian civilization through different ages.

At the end of the visit, Christodoulides expressed his great admiration for the museum and its distinguished features, saying it combines in an unparalleled manner antiquity, history and heritage with technological development and modernity through the display method.

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