UPDATE: Egypt’s local news digest Sept. 29: “The Age of the Pyramids Builders” exhibit to open in Japan’s Kyoto
the Golden Mask of King Amenemopet III; one of the artifacts on display in Kyoto Museum.


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“The Age of the Pyramids Builders” exhibit to open in Japan’s Kyoto

Antiquities Minister Khaled el Anany flew to Japan to inaugurate the 4th leg of a temporary exhibition titled “The Age of the Pyramids Builders” scheduled to open Saturday at the museum of Kyoto, Youm7 reported.

Comprising over 120 artifacts gathered from different museums across Egypt, the exhibit inaugurated in Tokyo in October. It is scheduled to last in Kyoto until December 25.

The artifacts in display, some of which have never been in public display before, are dating back to the Old Kingdom Period (2686 B.C.-2181B.C.); an era known as the Pyramids age, head of the Museums Section at the antiquities ministry Elham Salah was quoted by Youm7.

The artifacts include the Golden Mask of King Amenemopet III, a marvelous statue of Pharoah Khafre, a number of Ushabti statues, models for the “Senet” game, a wooden boat and a statue of a scribe, according to Salah.

In a bid to encourage tourism to Egypt, the exhibit is scheduled to last 25 months touring other cities in Japan including Matsuyama, Sendai, Kagoshima, Toyama, Fukuoka, and Shizuoka.


Aviation Ministry bans issuing air tickets for routes outside Egypt

Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy on Thursday issued a decision to ban the issuance of tickets of flights with routes that do not cross Egypt at any point, Youm7 reported.

The decision, which, will come into effect as of Oct.5 for a year, aims to stop attempts to make use of the difference between the official price and that of the black market of the US dollar, the ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

It comes after “the sales of such tickets by some travel agents witnessed a remarkable increase during the past period,” according to the statement.


Experimental operation of Egypt-Sudan Arqin land port kicks off

Transport Minister Galal al Saeed and International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr attended the experimental operation of Egypt-Sudan Arqin land port on Thursday, Youm7 reported.

Constructed on an area of 130,000 square meters, the cost of new border crossing (also called the Continental Crossing as it would link Alexandria to Cape Town) is estimated at 93 million EGP (about$10m.)

The land port, which aims to reduce time and cost of travel, is the second to be inaugurated between the two countries as the Eshkeet-Qustul land port was opened last year. It provides an overland route of 3-5 hours, compared to the 17-hour boat ride that had previously been the only option.


Students absent from four schools amid tribal clashes in Sohag 

A big number of primary and preparatory students reported absent from attending their schools for the four day in a raw, amid tribal clashes between two extended families in Upper Egypt’s Sohag, Youm7 reported.

Stusdents’ parents refused to send their sons and daughters to their schools where students from two disputed families study.

On Monday, the Educational Directorate at al- Balina village ordered to evacuate four schools which were shot by live bullets in clashes between the two families and left a man killed and another was injured.


Families officially file lawsuits over their missing migrants

A total of 16 families have filed legal lawsuits to the General Prosecution over their missing migrants, who were on board of the capsized boat in Delta’s Beheira, Youm7 reported on Thursday.

Ten people believed to be members of illegal immigration mafia agents have been arrested in Beheira over involvement in the migration boat crisis that left over 200 deaths last week.


Police officer killed, nine policemen injured in road accident

A police officer was killed and 9 policemen were injured after their car was collided along the Western road in Tona al-Gabal village in Minya on Thursday, Youm7 reported.

Many Egyptians die on the road as thousands of accidents take place every year. Lack of road safety measures in Egypt has been blamed by experts for the fatal crashes; however, officials say human error constitute main reason.

Two years ago, Egypt has embarked on a number of projects including applying maintenance to dilapidated bridges, construct new roads and launching drug-driving tests to truck drivers and school bus drivers.


Russian delegation from Rosatom in Egypt for Dabaa NPP

A Russian delegation from the Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation arrived in Cairo on Thursday in a visit could last for several days, Youm7 reported.

The delegation is chaired by the Rosatom CEO Sergey Kirienko who will meet with the Egyptian officials to discuss the first Egyptian nuclear power plant in Mediterranean city of Dabaa.

In November 2015, an agreement was signed between the two countries to finance and build four reactors in the first phase. The first reactor will begin operating by 2020.

In 1981, Egypt allocated the Dabaa area in the Mediterranean governorate of Matrouh, 183.9 miles to the northwest of Cairo, 55 square kilometers to build the plant.


Germany’s flights to Sharm el Sheikh Airport to re-operate Saturday

Germany’s air flights to Egypt’s Sharm el Sheikh Airport will be re-operate on October 1, after checking the security measures in the Egyptian airports, Youm7 reported.

The Geman airlines will operate one flight per week, said director deputy of the Sharm el Sheikh International Airport Yassir Jahin.

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