Egypt’s culture digest July 12: King Khufu Papyruses exhibited at Egyptian Museum; Egypt’s inbound tourism declines by 51.7 % in May- CAPMAS
King Khufu Papyruses

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King Khufu Papyruses exhibited at Egyptian Museum for the 1st time

Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anani will inaugurate Tuesday a Papyrus exhibition about ancient Egyptian pharaoh Khufu at the Egyptian Museum, Youm7 reported.  The exhibition will runs from July 14 to 29.

The collection of the papyruses, found in Wadi al-Jarf on the Red Sea coast of Egypt where the oldest known official harbor had been established and date back to the Fourth Dynasty, will be shown for the first time.

King Khufu Papyruses

King Khufu Papyruses


Egypt’s inbound tourism declines by 51.7 % in May: CAPMAS

The number of tourists visiting Egypt sharply declined by 51.7 percent in May 2016 compared with the same period last year, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), Egypt’s official statistical agency.

“The number of arriving tourists from all over the world reached 431,800 tourists during May 2016 compared to 894,600 tourists during May 2015,” the report said.


Egypt changes Egyptian Museum’s lighting system

The Ministry of Antiquities started Monday project of replacing the old lighting system of the Egyptian Museum, locates in downtown, with a new more efficient one in an attempt to open the museum in the evening and at night, the ministry announced in a statement Tuesday.


40 mln EGP allocated to develop Aten Museum in Minya

The Ministry of Antiquities has allocated 40 million EGP to conduct inner development for the Aten Museum in Minya, Youm7 reported Tuesday. The pyramid-shaped Museum will be inaugurated in 2017.


July 15: Awtar Quartet concert in Moez Street

Awtar Quartet, a mix between Classical, Tango, and Arabic music, will be performed Friday at 8:00pm. at heart of the Fatimid Cairo, the historical Moez Street.

Phone: +20 101 190 6907

Ticket price: 30 EGP available at the entrance on the concert day.

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