Egypt’s social, Culture digest Aug. 8: Fees of TV, Cinema shooting inside archeological sites reduced by 50%; Alexandria will create sculpture of Ahmed Zewail
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Fees of TV, Cinema shooting inside archeological sites reduced by 50%

The Supreme Council of Antiquities agreed Monday to decrease fees of TV and Cinema shooting inside archeological sites by 50 percent, Youm7 reported.

The decision will come into force on November, said Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anani in a statement, adding that the decision has been taken in light of the ministry’s efforts to promote the tourism.


Alexandria will create sculpture of Ahmed Zewail

Alexandria governor Mohamed Abdel-Zaher said Monday that a sculpture of late Egyptian Noble Laureate Ahmed Zewail will be created and displayed at Ahmed Zewail Square, which was named after his name after he won 1999 Noble in Chemistry, Youm7 reported.


King Djoser’s 418 artifacts transported to Grand Museum  

A total of 418 artifacts have been transported from the Egyptian Museum in downtown to the under-construction Egyptian Grand Museum (EGM) in Giza, Youm7 reported EGM General Director Osama Abu el Kheir.

The transport process have been conducted amid highly security measures in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, Osama said, added that all transported artifacts belong to the ancient Egyptian pharaoh of the 3rd dynasty King Djoser.

During the past few years, the GEM received thousands of artifacts from several museums and archaeological sites ahead of its inauguration scheduled for 2018.

Built over 120 acres of land, GEM is located 2 km southwest of the Giza Pyramids and was scheduled to be inaugurated in August 2015, but due to funding issues it has been delayed until August 2018.


Kathakali dancers end folklore shows in Egypt

Indian Kathakali dancing shows have ended after being performed in Egyptian streets during the International Summer Festival in Alexandria, Egypt’s state-owned news agency MENA reported Monday.

The Indian nine-member band has presented their shows in streets of Port Said, Cairo, Ismailia, according to a statement from the Indian embassy in Cairo.


Aug.10: Beatles tribute band in Roman Theater

Beatles tribute band, Glass Onion, will grace the stage at Historical Roman Theater as a part of the Cairo Opera House festival on Aug. 10 at 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Address: Roman Theater, Alexandria

Ticket: 35 EGP, at Sayed Darwish Theater and Roman Theater ticket windows.

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